non competitive obedience association

The Non Competitive Obedience Association Guest Judge List

The Non Competitive Obedience Association was formed to encourage advanced obedience training and to enable handlers to earn titles even when they cannot get to a traditional obedience trial. NCO is a great "first step" and we strongly encourage participants to continue on to competition obedience in other venues!

What Are Guest Judges?

Guest Judges are experienced obedience or tracking people who will judge NCO submissions as their schedule allows.
An NCO Guest Judge may be an obedience or tracking judge in another venue,
An Experienced competitor who has trialed in obedience or tracking and trained a dog through Utility level or TDX level.
A very experienced trainer with students who have eaned advanced titles

Guest Judge List
A judge's name being on this list does not mean they are currently judging submissions, just that they have been approved to judge NCO submissions. Current judges will vary according to availability.
Guest Judges are in no special order

Competing since 2001

Judge in 3 venues for Rally and 1 venue for Obedience.
WCRL Advisory Board

240 titles in Rally, Obedience, Agility, Barnhunt and Scentwork
Highlights: ARCHMX6 in Rally, Top 20 Rally dogs for the last 5 years, 2014 AKC Rally nationals, multiple High Scoring Labrador.
Kate Cowles - IA OBEDIENCE
Competing since 2000
Judge for Cyber Rally-O in both Rally & Dance Divisions
102 titles in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Nosework, Barnhunt and Dog Parkour
Highlights: Frequent High in Trial in UKC Rally and UKC Agility AMBOR #1 UKC Rally Level 1 2014 Perfect score (200) in Beginner Novice 2015
Connie Gavin - ON TRACKING
Titles in tracking, agility, barn hunt, nosework, dock jumping, rally obedience, and parkour.
Tracking since 2012: CKC TD, TDX, UTD, and AKC TD with my Field Spaniel; CKC TD with my husband’s German Shepherd Dog.
Canadian Kennel Club Regional Tracking Representative.

Performance Event Judge for Obedience, Rally and Agility
Competing since 1996
Competitive Dog Sports Trainer since 1996
300+ titles in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Flyball, Conformation and Herding
Highlights: Qualified multiple years for AKC Rally & Agility National Championships and for the Agility World Team Try outs
Competing since 1997
43 titles in Obedience, Rally, Tracking, Agility, Barn Hunt, Dock Diving and Lure Coursing
Highlights:Numerous High in Trial, High Scoring breed and multiple title awards, 5 time qualifier for AKC Rally National Championship, Competed in AKC National Championship, Ultimate Air Dogs National Championship, 2009 Novice Agility Springer of the year.

Diane Richardson - NH OBEDIENCE & TRACKING
Founder Non Competitive Obedience Assn
Competing since 2003
Trainer to the public since 1989
Wildlife Recovery Dog trainer/handler since 2008
10 titles in Rally, Obedience, Tracking with multiple placements
Highlights: ARC #5 Rally Excellent 2006, F&F #9 Combined rally Advanced/Excellent Rottweiler 2006
Competing since 1982
MANY titles in Schutzhund/IPO, Obedience, Rally, Tracking and Carting
Highlights: Multi HIT in SCH/IPO , Multi Top 10 in Obedience and Carting
Competing since 1985
Multiple titles in Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally, Tracking, Schutzhund CGC Evaluator SPOT Evaluator TADSAW Trainer Trained 5 dogs for the NYS Troopers in Tracking, Obedience, Protection and Narcotics Detection

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