NACSW Trial Basics Video Series Product

If you have already purchased the series, please log in to your account and then you can find the Video Series under the ORT & Trial Information menu.

We are pleased to offer an online video series covering many basics relating to NACSW trials. These videos are short overviews meant as a complement to the rule book and information on our website.

Some of the videos also provide additional insight to some of the behind the scene pieces of NACSW trials including a segment with the founders of the sport, Amy Herot and Jill Marie O'Brien, sharing some of the history of NACSW.

We're providing 21 short video segments covering a wide variety of topics with around 2.5 hours of video in total. See below for a complete list of topics. Most segements are around 5-10 minutes each. 

Anyone new to trialing, new to NACSW, or anyone who just wants more information on NACSW trials may find these helpful. 

We have made the Introduction video and the History of the NACSW segments available to everyone for free.

Cost for the full video series is $10 for members and $15 for non members.

NACSW Trial Basics Video Series for Members

NACSW Trial Basics Video Series for Non Members

These videos will be available via your account on the NACSW site through at least Dec 31, 2021 and will be available upon completion of your order.

Topics included are:


History of the NACSW

Handler Membership and Dog Registration

Odor Recognition Test (ORT) 

Trial and Odor Recognition Test Premiums

How to enter an Odor Recognition Test

How to Enter a Trial

Random Draw

Things to Bring to a Trial

Thinking of Entering Your First Event?

The Competitor's Trial Day

Trials From a Host's Perspective

Certifying Officials

A Day in the Life of a Trial Judge

Dog in White


Trial rules - Overview

Trial Rules and Titles - Element Specialty Trials

Trial Rules and Titles - NW1 and NW2

Trial Rules and Titles - NW3 and NW3 Elite

Trial Rules and Titles - Elite andSummit

Trial Scoring - NW1, NW2 and L1, L2 EST