web analytics
Login
Subscribe
Breaking News         Greater Murfreesboro KC (2)     09/28/2014     Best In Show Judge: Letitia Bett     Best In Show: CH Alexy Handsome Devil     Monroe KC (2)     09/28/2014     Best In Show Judge: Patricia V. Trotter     Best In Show: GCH Cambria's Vraiment Parfait     Richland KC (2)     09/28/2014     Best In Show Judge: Marissa Clark     Best In Show: CH North Well Vivian JP Rose Queen     Westbury Kennel Association     09/28/2014     Best In Show Judge: Jean-Louis Blais     Best In Show: GCH InVolvo the King Of Pop     Bonanza KC Of Carson City (2)     09/28/2014     Best In Show Judge: Miss Virginia L. Lyne     Best In Show: GCH Regency's Play For Keeps     Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets Sanderbeck/COSR Answer to Complaint Analysis Supporting Documents Piper Case # 2014-CVF-024571 AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program Turns 25 Selecting for Vigor

About: Sonja Nordstrom

Sonja Nordstrom

Sonja Nordstrom started working K9 Search and Rescue/Recovery and Detection in 1995. She has trained, certified and fielded four of her own dogs in the various disciplines of Live Find SAR, Water Search, and Human Remains Detection (HRD) with successful deployments to the Pentagon after 9/11, throughout the Western United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and most recently to Europe searching for WWII MIAs. Over the years, she has obtained HRD certifications under NNDDA, NAPWDA, USPCA, CA P.O.S.T., CARDA/CA OES, and Tri-State K9. Sonja obtained a Detector Dog Trainer’s certification (Narcotics/Explosives) from Vohne Liche Kennels (State of Indiana) in 2003 and has provided training to Law Enforcement and SAR handlers at seminars and through classes to handlers from as far away as Puerto Rico. In addition to the K9 Search field work, Sonja and her dogs have competed in the dog sports of Schutzhund, French Ring, Mondio Ring, and Dock Diving. Sonja recently retired with 23 years of service as a Special Agent of the FBI during which time she and her dogs deployed as a resource for the FBI Evidence Response Team. Sonja now owns and operates Sonja’s Dog Training, LLC, located in Summit County Utah, offering UN/UKC Nosework seminars and private in-home obedience training and behavior modification. She also continues to provide volunteer SAR services with her three field certified Dutch Shepherds and serves as a trainer with Great Basin K9 SAR and evaluator with Tri-State K9 SAR.

Recent Posts by Sonja Nordstrom

Nose Work and Nosework

A well-muscled Malinois strains against his collar, nose reaching and twitching to catch any trace of odor. His whole body quivers with excitement and anticipation as he maintains his position behind the doorway’s threshold. Finally, his handler commands, “Zoek!” He shoots through the door, sniffs a perimeter pattern around the edge of the room, bounces Continue Reading

Recent Comments by Sonja Nordstrom

    No comments by Sonja Nordstrom yet.