Here you can see actual searches from past NACSW K9 Nose Work trials. The searches are grouped by title level (NW1, NW2, NW3), and sub-grouped by element of competition (container, interior, exterior, vehicle).
Along with the trial photos that are available on this website, these video examples provide a look at what the real-world search environment of a typical NACSW K9 Nose Work trial could be like. Each trial location offers unique challenges within the guidelines of the title level being tested for that day. From one trial to the next, the same search element could look very different depending on the trial location and other factors. One exterior search at the NW1 level might be entirely on concrete, another might include grass and rocks, or snow! Some vehicle searches will use common passenger vehicles, others may use semi trucks, horse trailers, humvees, or golf carts. An NACSW K9 Nose Work trial is much more than a test, it is an experience you share with your dog. When the real world is your trial location, the learning is never done, and the fun never ends.
The NACSW team
NW3 trial level and Element Specialty Trial video examples coming soon!