Our Dog Training Philosophy:

We believe that dog training starts and ends with a good foundation of relationship building and clear communication. We find that most training or behavior problems can be solved by simply communicating what you want in a way the dog understands, while other problems can be solved by taking into account what you dog is trying to communicate to you, and ultimately if you are the most important thing in your dogs life then you will be able to do anything together.

Contact us at readysitgo@gmail.com or 626-993-4475

Check out our list of brags (handlers and dogs who have made achievements through our training): Click Here

Our Staff:

Michael McManus CAPE, CNWI, CATT, Head trainer/Applied Ethologist

Michael McManus (Certified in Applied Pet Ethology, Certified Nose Work Instructor and Certified American Treibball Trainer) has been working with dogs for 8 years focusing on K9 Nose Work®, Treibball and Herding. His Siberian Husky, Lumi, has done well in Nose Work coming in 1st place in their NW1, 1st place in their NW3, and earning numerous placements in elements. They are now competing towards their NW3 Elite Title. Michael was among the first to title dogs not owned by himself in Nose Work. He has titled a Basenji, a Flat Coated Retriever, a Border Collie, a Doberman, a Spanish Water Dog, and a Bloodhound in NACSW sanctioned trials. He is also an NACSW Certifying Official, Camp Instructor and teaches seminars around the country.

Michael attended the first Treibball Training Academy at the American Treibball Association headquarters in Colorado in 2011 and has been teaching clinics and classes every since.

Michael is on a continuous path of learning and has studied with some of the best in the field of behavior and training including, Dr. Roger Abrantes, Dr. Ian Dunbar, John Rogerson, Penny Scott-Fox, Scott Glen, Janna Duncan and others.

Michael McManus is also an Official Mentor for the Catch Canine Trainers Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Trainer Michael McManus with the founders of K9 Nose Work: Jill Marie O'Brien, Ron Gaunt, Amy Herot

Head Trainer Michael McManus with the founders of K9 Nose Work: Jill Marie O’Brien, Ron Gaunt, Amy Herot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Roger Abrantes

Michael and his dog Lumi out training

Lumi listens intently for Michaels instruction

Natalie McManus, CNWI

Natalie and Hazel after earning their second NW3.

Natalie is a Certified Nose Work Instructor with the National Association for Canine Scent Work and a Chief Search Designer and Judge for United States Canine Scent Sports. She has been trialing in Nose Work for 7 years and co-teaching classes for 6 years. She has titled an Australian Shepherd mix, Pomeranian (1st Pomeranian to achieve an NW1 title), Border Collie (2nd Border Collie to achieve an NW3 title), and Belgian Malinois.

Our Dogs:

CGC K9 Lumi NW1, NW2, NW3 x2, L1C, L1E, L1I

Lumi our Siberian Husky tracking rabbits

Lumi tracking rabbits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lumi is a Siberian husky. She does a little bit of everything but truly succeeds in K9 Nose Work®, where she competes at the highest level. Lumi was 1st place overall in her NW1 and both of her NW3s! She also loves Treibball, and Agility and is the star of many of our training videos.

Lumi our siberian husky playing with a toy

Lumi playing with a toy

 

K9 Hazel NW1, L1I, NW2, NW3, NW3 Elite, Elite 2

Hazel our border collie turns on a dime herding sheep

Hazel turns on a dime herding sheep

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazel is a purebred Border Collie from cowdog lines. She is currently in training to work both sheep and cows, so look for her in upcoming competitions! When she is not herding, she is sniffing, just like all of our dogs. Hazel was the 2nd ever Border Collie to earn an NW3 title.

K9 Ghost NW1, L1C, L1I, L2C

Ghost our border collie biting her first cow

Ghost biting her first cow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ghost is our second Border Collie and is working on her NW2. She loves nose work and cows.

 

K9 Icie NW1, L1E, NW2, NW3 x2

Icie with her NW1, Prounounced, 1st place Container, 1st place Exterior, and 2nd place Interior ribbons.

Icie is the newest addition to our family. She is a Belgian Malinois and is loving nose work and dabbling in IPO. She earned her NW1 the day after her 1st birthday, and her NW2 less than 3 months later. Icie has earned 2 NW3s with a 1st place overall and a 4th place overall.

 

Our Dogs Who Are No Longer With Us

CGC K9 Cinnamon NW1, NW2, NW3-E, NW3-V, NW3-C, L1I

cinnamon agility02/05/2008 – 06/10/2016

Cinnamon was a sweetheart Border Collie/Australian Shepherd Mix. We most loved doing nose work together, but she also had a blast with sheep herding, agility, rally, and just chasing a ball for as long as we would throw it. She died much too young from a neurological disease: Cerebellar Abiotrophy. She was our first dog together, and we could never thank her enough for all that she taught us and the places she took us.

Without you, we would never have gotten here.

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