About Terri Spaeth-Merrick

Terri Spaeth-Merrick, CNWI
NACSW CNWI (Certified Nose Work Instructor)
NACSW CO (Certifying Official)
AKC Scent Work Official/Expert Judge #102478
UKC Hide Official/Judge #7267

Fully insured

Two Bernese Mountain Dogs, both of whom competed in the sport.
• Peaches NW3 Elite, ELT1, ELT2, ELT3, ELT-CH (Champion)
2015 National Invitationals Competitor, Summit League Competitor 2018
NW1, NW2, NW3 (x3), NW3-V, NW3-C, NW3-E, NW3-I
L1I, L1V, L1C, L1E, L2I, L2V, L2C, L3I
ANDD, MDD, BNDD (Draft Dog Titles)
• Ochoco 8/16/2008 to 3/4/2018, Our Sweet Angel, NW1, NW2, NW3 (x2), NW3-E, NW3-V, NW3-I, NW3-C, L1V, L1C, L1E, L1I


NACSW Certifying Official:
Riverside, CA March 23, 24, 2019 L1C, L1C, L2I, L2I
Medford, OR June 15, 16, 2019 NW1, NW2
Woodland Hills, CA January 11, 12, 2020 NW2, L2V, L1E

AKC Judge/Official Scent Work:
Jumping Chollas Agility Club, Phoenix, AZ Feb 15, 16 2020
American Belgian Tervuren Club, Chehalis, WA, Nov 2, 3, 2019
Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club, Port Angeles, WA Oct 12, 13, 2019
Pacific NW Scent Work Club, Auburn, WA Sept 1, 2019
American Belgian Tervuren Club, Dupont, WA, July 26, 27, 2019
Lost Coast Kennel Club of California, Ferndale, CAMay 04, 2019
Sherwood Dog Training Club, Ridgefield, WA, Apr 6, 7, 2019
Great Falls Dog Training Club, Vaughn, MT, Mar 9, 10, 2019

Lost Coast Kennel Club of California, Ferndale, CA, Sep 7, 8, 9, 2018
Greater Los Angeles Scent Work Club, Moorpark, CA, May 19, 20, 2018
Columbia-Willamette Beagle Club, Yacolt, WA, May 5, 6, 2018
Greater Clark County Kennel Club Inc, Ridgefield, WA, Dec 2, 3, 2017   

UKC Judge/Official Nosework:
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, Oct 27, 28, 2018
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, July 7, 8, 2018
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, Sep 16, 17, 2017
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, July 8, 9, 2017
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, April 2017
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, Sept. 2016
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, July 2016
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, April 2016
ScentSeekers, Vancouver, WA, Dec. 2015

Nose Work Seminars/Workshops Attended:
Ron Gaunt, NACSW Founder (6 workshops/seminars)
Amy Herot, NACSW Founder (8 workshops/seminars)
Christina Bunn, CNWI, Professional Police K9 Handler/Instructor (9 workshops/seminars) 
John Eckhart, Professional Police K9 Hander/Instructor (8 workshops/seminars)
Kim Buchanan, CNWI, NACSW Faculty (6 workshops/seminars)
Gail McCarthy, CNWI, FEMA K9 Handler (5 workshops/seminars)
Barbara Schwerdt, CNWI, NACSW Faculty(4 workshops/seminars)
Penny Scott-Fox, CNWI, NACSW Faculty (3 workshops/seminars)
Jeff McMahon, CNWI (3 workshops/seminars)
Jean Richardson, CNWI, NACSW Faculty (2 workshops/seminars)
Fred Helfers, CNWI, Professional K9 Hander/Instructor (3 workshops/seminars)
Hilary Robinsosn, Professional Sherriff K9 Handler/Instructor (2 workshops)
Ramona Audette, CNWI (1 workshop)
Paula Zickert, CNWI, regular weekly classes (2 years)
Shelly Smith, CNWI, regular weekly classes (4 years)

Sniffketeers Trial Video Service
2015 to date.  Have provided video service for 75+ Nose Work trials and other events in OR, WA, CA, CO, MT.  I have watched well over 8,000 dogs work in a trial setting!

NASCW K9 NW Training Camp, Oregon
Canby, OR Sept. 27 - Oct 1, 2014
Canby, OR June 23 - 28, 2016
Numerous sessions with multiple NACSW Founders and CNWI Faculty Nose Work Trainers
Camp Photographer Oregon Camp, 2014 and 2016

NACSW CNWI Training Program (Certified Nose Work Instructor)
June 3-6, 2016, Pasadena, CA
December 2-5, 2016, Pasadena, CA

NACSW Certifying Official Training Program
February 3-4, 2018, Pasadena, CA
Certified December 2018

NACSW Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI)
Regularly scheduled classes taught at all levels from Intro to K9 Nose Work™ to Elite, 2013-present

California Narcotics Canine Association Conference
Annual K9 Sport Scent Work Conference, 2017, 2019 
For Sport & Professional Scent Detection Dog Handlers & Trainers

Private Training with Professional K9 Scent Detection Trainers:
5 small group private training sessions with Christina Bunn
2 small group private training sessions with Hilary Robinson
Many private sessions with Denise Mullenix
Viewed multiple nose work/scent detection/tracking video workshops from various trainers

Various On-line Scent Detection Classes
Through NACSW, K9 Joy Ride, Fenzi

NACSW Nose Work Regular Weekly Classes Attended:
Shelley Smith, CNWI May 2009 through approximately Fall 2013
Paula Zickert, CNWI Fall 2013 to 2016

Multiple group training and/or private sessions with these NASCW CNWI’s:
Jean Richardson, Cathie Laber, Kristina Leipzig, Tracey Gamley, Paula Zickert, Susie Waki, Joyce Biethan, Dorothy Turley, Rachelle Bailey-Austin, Shelley Smith

Hosted or Co-hosted NACSW Nose Work Trials:
First NACSW Sanctioned Nose Work Mock Trial Outside of CA, Vancouver, WA 10/2010
First NACSW Nose Work Trial outside of CA, Vancouver, WA March 19, 20, 2011 NW1/NW1 Clackamas, OR October 15, 16, 2011
NW1/NW2 Clackamas, OR June 22, 23, 24, 25, 2012 
NW1/NW2/NW2/NW3 Camas, WA November 16, 17, 2013
NW3/NW3 Clackamas, OR June 22, 23, 2013
NW3/NW3 Happy Valley, OR September 19, 20, 21, 2014
NW2/NW2/L1C/L1E Dallas, OR May 26, 27, 28, 2014
NW2/NW2/NW3 Salem, OR July 10, 11, 2015
NW3/NW3 Salem, OR July 17, 18, 2015
NW2/L2E/L2I Happy Valley OR September 26, 27, 2015
NW2/L2V/L2E Vancouver, WA October 31, November 1, 2015
NW3/NW3 Vancouver, WA July 16, 17, 18, 2016
Elite/Elite/Elite Tygh Valley, OR September 16, 17, 18, 2016
Hosted Multiple Trials in 2017 and 2018 (need to add them individually!)

Hosted or Co-hosted UKC Nosework Trials:
UKC Nosework Trials Dec. 2015, April 2016, July 2016, Sept. 2016, April 2017, July 2017, Sept. 2017, July 2018, Oct. 2018
(Co-Host and ScentSeekers NoseWork Club Treasurer)

Seminars/Workshops/Events Hosted:
Hosted/organized many training seminars with nationally known presenters over 5+ years
Including Ron Gaunt, Gail McCarthy, Jean Richardson, Penny Scott-Fox, Jeff McMahon, John Eckhart, Christina Bunn, Kim Buchanan, Roxanne Baudry

Sniffketeers Elite K9 Scent Detection 3-day Challenge, Nov. 11, 12, 13, 2016 Vancouver, WA (Event designer, planner and host)

Articles Written:
The Alpenhorn, Bernese Mtn. Dog Club of America National Magazine, Volume 6, #2, 2014 “Canine Nose Work – Serious Fun” (An introduction to Nose Work)
The Alpenhorn, Bernese Mtn. Dog Club of America National Magazine Volume 7, #2, 2015 “Nose Work, The Dog’s Game!” (Beginning Nose Work Instructions)

Mock Trials:
Hosted multiple mock/match nose work trials over 8+ years 
Judged at 10+ mock/match trials over 5+ years

Volunteer work:
Volunteered at well over 50 NACSW nose work trial days over the past 5+ years 
Photographer at 20+ NACSW nose work trials, shooting over 35,000 photos of dogs/handlers working their dogs during competition
Provided Video Services/Shot Video at 18 NACSW Nose Work Trials
Volunteered at multiple mock trials over past 5+ years
Volunteered at NACSW National Invitational in Colorado 2014

Other Training and Work:
AKC Scent Work Judge (American Kennel Club)
UKC Certified Nosework Hide Official and Judge (United Kennel Club)
Attended many dog behavior and dog training seminars/classes over last 15 years
Attended 2 Clicker Expos
Currently own/operate two thriving custom wedding dress businesses, Embellish Design, LLC and Olivia Luca, LLC
Instructor OCAC, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, and Portland Sewing, 10+ years
Planned and/or participated in numerous bridal showcase events and fashion shows 
Planned and organized many large group cycling events, including 12 years of Cycle Oregon 
Operations Manager, Bike Gallery, Inc. 1992-2000, worked in bicycle industry 17.5 years