Chris Mason, CNWI is has been training animals for over 30 years and ran a successful show barn on the east coast for many years, training horses and teaching their riders how to better communicate with their animal partners. In 2000, Chris retired from equestrian sports and moved back to her home state of California. She’s worked with exotic animals at the L.A. Zoo (including elephants, tapirs and rhinoceroses!) and has been training and competing in performance dog sports like agility, flyball, conformation and obedience since 1989, but her true passions are K9 Nose Work ® and Bull Terriers. Her dog “GoGo” was the first Bull Terrier in the world to achieve the Elite Level in K9 Nose Work ® trials! Chris is currently serving on the Education Committee for the NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work), as well as the Performance Committee for the Bull Terrier Club of America.
Chris lives with her husband, Shaun, and her three fabulous Bull Terriers, “GoGo”, “Badger”, and “Pixie”. The only thing she loves more than working with animals is teaching people to understand and work with their animals!