Maureen Fielding owns and runs K9 Leadership Training. Maureen was initially trained as an apprentice with Joan Klucha of K9 Kinship in 2005, and took over the North Shore for Joan as K9 Leadership when Joan moved out to the valley to train. Since 2008, K9 Leadership has grown to a larger tracking program and added scent work classes, as well as an expanded obedience program.
Maureen has immersed herself in many styles of training through regularly attending seminars and workshops to expand her knowledge and skills. She is an avid follower of Brenda Aloff, as well as attending a two week training camp in India with world famous British Dog Behaviorist John Rogerson in 2013. She has attended numerous seminars from some of the world’s most respected trainers; Dr. Ian Dunbar, Michelle Pouliot, Fanny Gott, Nicole Wilde, Roger Abrantes, Ken Ramirez, as well as the myriad of well known trainers present at Clicker Expo 2018. She adapts her collective knowledge from the last 10 years of experience into her private consultations and training programs.
Maureen specializes in teaching all levels of tracking, including wilderness, field, urban, CKC and AKC tracking for trials. Her own GSD, Orrin von Bullinger (July 25, 2002-Jun 11th 2015) has a Champion Tracker (CT) title with the AKC, as well as Tracking Champion TCH with the CKC. Her GSD , GSP X Griffin is the first Mixed Breed Champion Tracker in the AKC as well as the CKC, a TDX with the Mixed Breed Dog Club of America and ASCA, and has 2 successful live lost dog rescues. Her students have accumulated 117 total tracking titles from 2014-2017. She is an avid follower of Sil Sanders, with an active support of his new book Modern Enthusiastic Tracking, and is often seen mentoring at his seminars. She has attended numerous other tracking seminars in B.C. and in the USA, including Donna Brinkworth, Steve Ripley, and Ed Presnall, as well as IPO masters Bernd Fory and Melanie Krueger.
Maureen is well versed in odour detection, with Griffin holding a Nose Work Level 3 Title with the NACSW. She is also aspiring to create a team of Disaster Search Dogs through the Extensive Area Search program.