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Michael McManus

Michael McManus

A much sought-after speaker, trial official and instructor, people look to Michael due to his extensive expertise and excellent approach that enable dog and handler teams to better achieve their Scent Work training goals.


Certified Nose Work Instructor
Certificate in Advanced Applied Ethology
Certified American Treibball Trainer
NACSW Certifying Official
K9 Nose Work® Camp Instructor
Founder of PUSH Treibball
Co-Owner of Ready Sit Go Dog Training

Michael McManus (Certified in Applied Animal Ethology, Certified Nose Work Instructor) has been working with dogs for 10 years, focusing on K9 Nose Work®, Treibball and Herding. His Siberian Husky, Lumi, has done well in Nose Work coming in 1st place in their NW1, 1st place in two of their NW3 titles, and 2nd place in their 3rd NW3 title, and earning numerous placements in elements. They have achieved their NW3 Elite title and are now focusing on competitive obedience.

Michael was among the first to title dogs not owned by himself in Nose Work. He has titled a Basenji, a Flat Coated Retriever, a Border Collie, a Doberman, a Spanish Water Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer, and a Bloodhound in NACSW sanctioned trials. He is also an NACSW Certifying Official, Camp Instructor and teaches seminars around the country.

Michael attended the first Treibball Training Academy at the American Treibball Association headquarters in Colorado in 2011 and has been teaching clinics and classes every since.

Michael is on a continuous path of learning and has studied with some of the best in the field of behavior and training including, Dr. Roger Abrantes, Dr. Ian Dunbar, John Rogerson, Penny Scott-Fox, Scott Glen, Janna Duncan and many others.

Michael is also an Official Mentor for the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy.

Michael is the co-owner and Head Trainer for Ready, Sit, Go in Troy, MO where they offer herding, treibball, nose work lessons, and much more.

As if all of that were not enough, Michael has also started a new Treibball titling organization called PUSH Treibball. This is an exciting new venture that everyone should keep an eye on!

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