Preparing for an ORT

You've been taking Nose Work classes for a while, and now you're thinking that you might want to compete with the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). Before you enter any NACSW Competition, your dog first needs to pass an Odor Recognition Test (ORT). The ORT is meant to show that your...

Read more

The Competition Experience

Have you ever wondered, what is the Nose Work competition experience like? You must do some searches with your dog, right? Are you there all day? What happens when you're not searching? How will you know what to do and where to go? What is it really like to be there?


Read more

Trial Day Challenges

Is your dog ready for Trial day challenges? Routines are comforting, especially to dogs. Dogs can't comprehend leather-bound day planners or smart phone calendar apps. Dogs learn what to expect from prior experiences. Studies have shown that being able to predict what happens next reduces stress. Routines set future expectations. Consistent routines are...

Read more