NACSW

The National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW™) is dedicated to making high quality instructors available to students of the activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® through its Certified Nose Work Instructor Program.

AKC

At the AKC, we know that a well-trained dog is a joy to own. AKC classes provide a starting point for a lifetime of training and learning with your dog.

UKC

United Kennel Club (UKC) is an international dog registry celebrating bonds, rewarding ability, and preserving the value of a pedigree.

C-WAGS

In C-WAGS you will find the most relaxed atmosphere of nose work. The odors are also Birch, Anise, Clove and Cypress but there are no distinct elements in this organization. It is a great venue to get your feet wet and test what you have learned.

NACSW® (National Association of Canine Scent Work™)

The original birth of nose work that set the standard for future organizations to create similar programs. In this organization you will master the odors of Birch, Anise and Clove and are required to pass an ORT (odor recognition test) on all 3 odors before you can participate in a trial. At the trial level you will participate in the elements of Containers, Exterior, Interior and Vehicles in the same day and currently must pass all 4 searches to earn a title specific to the that level. They also offer individual Element Titles. The rules will be changing for the upcoming year and you will be able to earn legs towards a title.  You and your dog must both be registered with NACSW® in order to enter a trial. Details on how to register and information regarding the rules specific to NACSW® (current and upcoming) and title levels can be found here https://www.nacsw.net/     http://www.nacsw.net/trial-information/trial-rule-book

AKC® (American Kennel Club)

In AKC your dog must also be proficient in Birch, Anise and Clove but also Cypress.  There is no odor recognition test required for AKC. The elements in AKC are similar with Container, Exterior and Interior however in AKC there is no Vehicle element, instead there is a Buried element. Like UKC you are not required to pass all four elements in one day to earn a title. You also earn ‘legs’ towards your overall title by passing each element but here you must pass each three times. In addition to earning your overall title once you have 3 passes in each element you will also earn an individual element title for containers, exterior, interior and buried. Your dog must be registered with AKC in order to participate in their events. Details on how to register and rules specific to AKC title levels can be found here https://www.akc.org/register/    https://www.akc.org/sports/akc-scent-work/

UKC® (United Kennel Club)

 In UKC your dog must also be proficient in Birch, Anise and Clove but also 2 new odors, Myrrh and Vetiver, these are also level specific target odors.  Your dog must also pass the equivalent of an odor recognition test for each target odor called a PT (pre-trial) before they can enter the level for that odor. The elements in UKC are the same as NASCW® however in UKC you are not required to pass all four in one day to earn a title. Instead you earn ‘legs’ towards your overall title by passing each element twice. In addition to earning your overall title once you have 2 passes in each element you will also earn an individual element title for containers, exterior, interior and vehicles. Your dog must be registered with UKC in order to participate in their events. Details on how to register and rules specific to UKC title levels can be found here :

https://www.ukcdogs.com/register-my-dog 
 
https://www.ukcdogs.com/nosework

C-WAGS® (Canine-Work and Games

In C-WAGS you will find the most relaxed atmosphere of nose work. The odors are also Birch, Anise, Clove and Cypress but there are no distinct elements in this organization.  Instead you work your way through levels while searching several items in a search area ranging from a line of containers at the beginning to a scattering or pattern of random containers and objects in the upper levels. It is a great venue to get your feet wet and test what you have learned. There are also no placements in C-WAGS, merely a pass/fail and earning of titles. You must also register yourself and your dog in order to participate in a trial. Details can be found here https://c-wags.org/    https://c-wags.org/programs/scent/

 

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