News Flash: Sunday 9/30/18 Regarding Session IV & V, as "Joe Friday" used to say: "Just the facts, ma'am" and here is the info for (first) Session V orientation will be held Monday Oct 8th, at 6:30. (secondly) this note is specially for our Students enrolled in Session IV will receive a $50 credit towards the next session for classes missed due to the storm. Now, for a look behind the scenes at your Instructors, Assistants and every Member who could; have put in 2 full days addressing the damages to our Training Facility. My internet access has been "gone with the wind" up to and including late last night! Special thanks to Stephanie and Bryan!, who got me up and running this afternoon. Our ADTC Family lost a wise and dear member, so we are mourning her greatly, at the same time we are all getting back on our feet from the storm.

Past K9 Nose Work® Seminars

 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 ( or, 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: has maps & text info

Questions? On website,, please click on “Contact” or


Registration Form

(this form, along with vaccination records & check payment must be in on or before 8/26/17 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       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.”