Andy Sperber, ANWI
Andy first discovered K9 Nose Work in 2012 when he was looking for a fun activity for Maho his energetic and inquisitive 2-year-old Golden Retriever. After the first class Maho looked up and said “I get to sniff everything AND I get treats!!?? We’re doing this again right!!?? Since that fateful class Andy and Maho have gone on to earn their NACSW Elite Division ELT3 Title and competed in the NACSW 2015 National Invitational. From the beginning, in a desire to be a better teammate for his partner, Andy began attending seminars and workshops with various CNWI and NACSW founders whenever possible. Using every opportunity to observe and learn how our friends communicate with us in everything they do has become a passion. Attending multiple Nose Work camps has exposed the team to an even larger variety of training techniques and environmental situations to expand this knowledge.
Dara Sperber, ANWI
Dara has been a keen observer of K9 Nose Work since 2012 and was fascinated from the beginning watching Andy & Maho develop as a team. Coming from a scientific background the science of olfaction really peaked her interest. Not having a dog to work with those first few years she spent her time honing her skills of observation by volunteering at as many K9 Nose Work trials as possible. She also attended numerous seminars and workshops given by the founders of NACSW as well as many respected CNWI from throughout the country. 3 years as a Logistics Team member at K9 Nose Work Camp just added to the fun and education.
She became an approved Score Room Lead at all levels as a way to participate in the sport of K9 Nose Work, sans dog.
December 26, 2015 Dara & Andy brought home the newest member of the family Kira, who was to become Dara’s K9 Nose Work teammate. Much fun is being had along the journey, Kira has passed her Birch, Anise, & Clove ORT and has earned her NW1 title with a Pronounced overall and her L1E title.
Andy Sperber, ANWI
Andy Sperber, CNWI
Andy first discovered K9 Nose Work in 2012, when he was looking for an activity his energetic 2-year-old Golden Retriever Maho could participate in. After the first class, he was immediately “hooked” and intrigued by the activity.
Attending multiple Nose Work camps and workshops has exposed the team to an even larger variety of training techniques and environmental situations to expand his knowledge.
His love for nose work has led him on a wonderful journey! Andy & Maho have achieved the titles of NW1, NW2, NW3, NW3 Elite, ELT 1, ELT2, ELT3 and the coveted ELTCH. They have competed with some
of the top nose work teams in the country at the NACSW National Invitational competitions in Loveland, CO in 2015 and in W. Springfield, MA in 2017. They are currently competing in the new Summit League and having fun at Element Specialty trials.
Andy likes to say that we never stop learning from the dogs.