ABOUT SUNSHINE K9s

Sunshine K9s is devoted to helping your dog. Head trainer, Rosana Dropkin, has focused her talents on two specialties Nose Work & Separation Anxiety in dogs – to give you the best training possible in those fields.

trainer and dog enthusiast

More than just training dogs- I want to show them a new life.

ROSANA CORTES DROPKIN

CPDT-KA, CNWI

  • Trainer at Sunshine K9s
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)
  • Certified K9 Nose Work Instructor®  (CNWI)
  • Certified Bio-Detection Dog Trainer (CBDT)
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Fear Free Certified Trainer
  • Separation Anxiety Specialist

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Meet my nose work team

I compete in competitions sanctioned by different organizations, namely NACSW and PSD. 

My team consists of 3 rescue dogs which have rescued me.

MOO

NW3, SDA

Nose Work Dog Moo

Moo and I began learning about nose work and training as a team in 2010. She excelled at it, and there was not much that she wanted to do more- except maybe eat pumpkin pie!

I owe my nose, nose work career to this fantastic dog!

MOO

NW3, SDA

Nose Work Dog Moo

Moo is an All-American mixed breed who, as a newborn puppy, along with her mom and littermates, were left abandoned in a locked shed. Luckily neighbors heard their cries. Another Chance Ranch in Conesus, NY took in all the dogs and did a wonderful job of raising them until they were ready to be adopted out. But who ended up being the luckiest was us, since we adopted this amazing dog who has brought so much to our lives.

Baron started nose work class when he was 12 weeks old. His natural talent and drive for this game was quickly apparent, and he is my most accomplished scent work dog.

Baron

CGC, NW3-ELITE, SDA

Nose Work Class Winner

Baron came into our lives when he was 10 weeks old. He was transported to the Northeast from Arkansas. Like Moo, he is an All-American mixed breed. He started doing Nose Work at 11 weeks old and he is a natural! Baron passed his Canine Good Citizen test and he earned his CGC certification on December 22, 2011.

Baron

CGC, NW3-ELITE, SDA

Nose Work Class Winner

quincy

NW1, SDN

Quincy is the newest member of my competition team. Driven and focused, when she searches she is on a mission! This sport has also given her the confidence to slowly work through her fear of strange places. It is heartwarming to watch her succeed and flourish.

quincy

NW1, SDN

Quincy, an Australian Cattle Dog, was adopted into our family in March of 2016. We think she was around 6-9 months old at the time. A very intelligent and energetic dog, she also has a great sense of humor and a unique character.  Shortly after adopting her, we realized she was deaf, but this has just made her sense of smell sharper and she is a lot of fun to watch as she intensely searches for her ball, her toys and the odors we’ve taught her to find in nose work. 

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