Shelbie has been training dogs for many years and has taken many different courses on dog training and behavioral modification. At 15 years old she was able to participate on a search and rescue team, igniting her passion for dog training and helping people. She will receive her formal certification in obedience training in January 2018.

Shelbie helps Nosey Dog Detection Partners with raising puppies and training as they develop. She is a valuable asset in the overall training process to help get dogs ready for a lifetime of effectiveness and service to their owners. 

Shelbie owns her own dog training business that she runs during the time she and Kathy are not training new dogs. Fairy Tale Dog Training specializes in basic and advanced obedience training for puppies and long-time family pets alike!

About Us

Certified Master Dog Trainer

​Detection Certified

FEMA Certified

Search And Rescue Certified

Behavor Certified

Protection Certified

Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Obedience Trainer
PTSD Trainer

Obedience Trainer
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Kathy Watters   
Owner,  Nosey Dog Detection Partners           

Shelbie Ringle

Assitant Trainer, Nosey Dog Detection Partners

Kathy is a Certified Master Dog Trainer with specialization in scent detection training. Kathy has over 20 years of experience training and she has been certified since 2004.

Growing up, Kathy’s mother bred Shelties and Poodles. So she began showing dogs at a young age. At 7 years old, Kathy joined 4-H and switched from showing dogs to horses. Kathy spent 4 years showing and training horses for her fellow 4-H riders.

By age 18, Kathy transitioned back to the dog training world and began showing Collies. She went to school to continue developing her passion in training working dogs. By 2004 she became a Certified Master Dog Trainer and continued to work on obtaining other certification and education while training all types of dogs.

From her vast experience and certified knowledge, training the first successful gluten service dog in the United States came naturally. The dog Willow garnered state and national attention in 2013 and Kathy has continued to develop training for other dogs and owners - creating new options and hope for the Celiac community. Along with gluten detection, Kathy has trained other service dogs to assist in detection of Red Dye 40, peanuts and other allergens. Dogs assisting people with PTSD and Diabetes have also been trained by Kathy through Nosey Dog Detection Partners over the years.

Technology and exceptional training methods allows Kathy to help people across the country in affordable and effective ways. Her passion for helping people and making the most of the gift of service animals is evident every day.