Meet Nancy Reyes

Meet Nancy Reyes


With three decades of professional experience, Nancy Reyes is a dedicated dog trainer whose journey began with a childhood fascination for animals. Over the years, her passion for understanding and training dogs has only grown stronger.

Nancy's commitment extends beyond her professional pursuits; for the past 30 years, she has generously dedicated her time to working with shelter and rescue dogs throughout the Midwest. From providing training and evaluation assistance to fostering dogs in her own home, Nancy has truly made a difference in the lives of countless dogs.

In 2004, Nancy took the leap and established For Your K9 Inc., a thriving hub offering a diverse range of classes including Puppy, Basic Obedience, Agility, Barn Hunt, Rally, and Nose Work. With extensive experience addressing a wide range of behavior issues, from aggression to excessive barking, Nancy and her team provide a comprehensive array of behavior classes and private lessons. At the heart of Nancy's training philosophy lies the belief in nurturing the bond between people and their dogs through effective communication and mutual respect.

A seasoned competitor in various canine activities such as obedience and agility, Nancy currently excels in nose work competitions. She holds multiple roles within the canine community, serving as a Certifying Official for NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work) and a judge for CPE (Canine Performance Events) Scent Work and CWAGS (Canine Work and Games). Nancy is also an esteemed international speaker and presenter on behavior and nose work, having shared her expertise in countries like Japan and across all 50 states.

Furthermore, beyond her training expertise, Nancy is also a certified Mental Management Instructor, guiding dog-handler teams to achieve their performance goals across different dog sports. Nancy’s guiding motto is: "Become A Student of the Dog".

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