We're in week 2 of Session IV…. lots of happy Students and enthusiastic Instructors. New Class being held this session for a 4 week time span, 1st class will be Friday, Sept 7th. Instructor Diane Dargay is the one to contact at ddargay55@aol.com Payment due by 8/29. The "Intro to Noseworks" Class will be held Fridays at 6:30 pm Upcoming Event: SHOW-N-GO Saturday August 25th at our climate controlled facility, address: 13100 Highway 17S, Hampstead, NC The doors open at 7:30 am for registrations for Rally & Obedience, with Rally classes beginning at 7:50 starting with Masters down to Novice Rally. Obedience Registration starts at 11:30 Utility starts at 12:30 Times may vary depending on entries. If you're interested in our Show N Go, or session classes, please let us know! You will find the directions on our site, www.adtc.us, click on 'register' and follow the directions on that page.

Past Nosework Seminars

Barnhunt Seminars          what’s it all about?                please read about past events……


 both seminars on 1/6/18 were a huge success and we are so thankful to Sue McKinney for coming down our way to allow us to train for this very exciting venue!


ADTC is proud to host Trainer Sue McKinney, who will be providing two

K9 Nose Work® Seminars on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

ADTC Serving the Community since 1971

13100 US Highway 17 South  Hampstead, NC 28443

Diane Dargay, our contact person extradinaire writes: 

“Cost is $75 for each fun filled 2 hour Seminar   Times: TBD; Based upon entries (min 8 – max 16)

and I must have payment no later than December 23rd, 2017.  No cancelations after December 23rd. If you are interested, please email me ( ddargay55@aol.com or ddargay@yahoo.com), so I can get a head count for this event.” 

Info in a nutshell:  Date: 1/6/18  Time: TBA based upon entries (min 8 – max 16)  Pre-registration & Fee ($75) are required by 12/23/17

ADTC Members & Students can leave registration & check payment (made out to ADTC) in the Training Center office, labeled for Diane


Members and/or Non-Members may mail registration & check payment (made out to ADTC) in care of:

Diane Dargay at 1353 Oak Glen Court, Bolivia, NC 28422


Please Bring: Proof of vaccinations to include rabies tag number

Hosted by & Location of Azalea Dog Training Club:  13100 US Highway 17 South, Hampstead, NC 28443

Directions: url: http://adtc.us/site/?s=location has maps & text info

Questions? On website, adtc.us, please click on “Contact” or marny3grs@ec.rr.com


Registration Form

(this form, along with vaccination records & check payment must be in on or before _________ to insure your spot)

Handler Name: ____________________________________

Address including City, State and Zip: ___________________________________

Phone including Area Code: _________________________________

Email: ___________________________________

Dog’s Call Name: _____________________________

Dog’s age: ____________ Breed: ______________________ Sex: ______

Owner or Handler’s Signature:

Print:___________________________  Write: ______________________________


More Details about Sue and her Seminars:

by Sue McKinney of

All Dog Institute & Dog Fun Forever

General Noseworks general info for all future events thru ADTC:

at our climate controlled training facility on 13100 US Highway 17 South, Hampstead, NC 28443 or another outdoor location.  Please see details below, including “Location”, for maps & text directions

Noseworks soon to be an AKC Titling Event


Many of ADTC Members have trained with Sue and have made glowing comments on her kindness, patience and expertise with dogs.  The folks who took one of the seminars in July at the ADTC training facility were delighted at how quickly their dogs caught on to the process, under Sue’s kind and gentle hands.  As I can no longer get images on ADTC’s website, please go to ADTC’s Facebook Page for lots of info AND pictures!!  Our FB page is Azalea Dog Training Club, Inc (clever, huh!  😉

On Sue’s website   http://www.wholedoginstitute.com/       it states:

“Sue McKinney, owner of Whole Dog Institute and Dog Fun Forever, has a natural gift for teaching. She uses that gift to help her students understand how to communicate more effectively with their dogs and how to solve basic behavioral challenges, as well as teaching dogs what we want from them. Sue is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI).”

Also on Sue’s website, to give you perquisites and a class description (a Seminar provides an introduction of this venue)  that provides you an idea of what it’s all about:

“K9 Nose Work®

Minimum age: 4 months, no obedience required
One hour class once a week for 6 weeks

Wonderful activity for dogs of all ages! Excellent mental stimulation – will tire out even high energy puppies/dogs. Also appropriate for older dogs looking for something fun to do, dogs who are rehabilitating an injury, or reactive dogs not comfortable working around other dogs.

All dogs have the ability to excel at K9 Nose Work® since dogs “see” the world through their noses. If you are looking for a way to exercise your dog and drain some excess energy, Nose Work may be just the thing. This is a sport that celebrates the dog’s natural abilities and teaches humans to recognize and build on those natural talents. Learn how to have fun with your dog’s sniffing habits (instead of complaining about them)! Classes are taken in sequence to first allow dogs to learn to problem solve finding the source, experience multiple environments and conditions, and then to train on specific odors. Because each dog works one at a time with no other dog present, handlers can relax and enjoy the activity (appropriate for reactive dogs). The sport also builds confidence in low confidence/anxious dogs.”