NoseWork and AKC NoseWork Classes

Buddy earning his K9 Nose Work NW3 Elite Title in Corvallis, OR .October 2019

Steve Bettcher, IACP Certified Dog Trainer

Certified NoseWork Instructor

Steve, born in Oakland and raised in the East Bay, has over 20 years of Bay Area Dog Training experience in obedience, agility and Nosework Training. He is an IACP Certified Dog Trainer. He completed Andrew Ramsey's K9 NoseWork Instructors Course. Two of his own dogs have won three National Agility Championships and were awarded The NADAC Agility Trail Championship. Steve has earned the following K9 NoseWork and AKC Scent Work titles with his Beagle Buddy:


NACSW Nose Work® Titles: NW1, NW2, NW3, NW3 Elite, Elite 1, NW3-C, NW3-V, NW3-E, and NW3-I, LC1, LC2, L1I, L2I, L1V.  

AKC Nosework Titles: Best in Trial (Novice B) SWN, SCN, SEN, SIN, SBN,SCA, SIA, SEA, SBA, SWA, SIE, SEE 

SDS Nosework Title:Excellent Title, 1 Iron Dog 90% Qualifier

Steve is one of the NoseWork Instructors for the San Lorenzo Dog Training Club in San Leandro. He also teaches private lessons in Castro Valley, the East Bay and in Contra Costa County.