Nose Work Sniff & Go

NW3 / Elite
Sunday, March 19, 2017

(Hosted by Gentle Touch Pet Training)

NOTE:  This is NOT a NACSW sanctioned event.  This is for fun and practice in a new location.



Nose Work - Windy

Windy Macias doing NW

DATE:   Sunday, March 19, 2017


The morning session is NW3 from approximately 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  We will run all four elements (Interior, Exterior, Vehicles, Containers).

The afternoon session is Elite Level Searches (We will have 2 elite level searches) and they will run from approximately 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


Note:  To register for the NW3 or Elite level searches you do not need to hold that level of title, however, you need to have practiced in class at that level and be on all 3 odors.


  • 9:00 – 12:30   NW3 Level Searches (all four elements)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 PM – Potluck for both NW3 & Elite Participants
  • 1:30 – 1:45 PM – Ribbons & Wrap-up for NW3
  • 2:00 – 4:00 PM – Elite Level Searches
  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM – Ribbons & Wrap-up

NW3 Please arrive at 8:30 AM to have time to set up.  Do not arrive prior to 8:30 AM.  Elite participants please arrive for Potluck!  If you choose not to participate in Potluck, please arrive at 1:30 PM.


COST:  $40 for NW3 (morning) and $40 for Elite practice (afternoon)

LOCATION: SLO PAPER COMPANY, 625 Tank Farm Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 

Directions:  It is set back down a driveway, the entrance between the United Rentals black fence and Santa Fe Rd. off Tank Farm Road.  (It’s almost at the bend in Tank Farm, airport side).

A HUGE thanks to Debbie Hoffman and SLO Paper Company for letting us hold the Sniff & Go at their location!

POTLUCK:  Please come participate in the Potluck.  It will be right after NW3 searches and before Elite searches.


Although this is a practice for getting ready to trial, you and your dog can have fun practicing even if you don’t plan to trial.

To register for the NW3 or Elite level searches you do not need to hold that level of title, however, you need to have practiced in class at that level.

This Sniff & Go will be run similar to NACSW trials, so you may want to review those basic rules:


Your Dog’s Comfort:  Make sure your dog is comfortable between searches.  You may want to bring shade cloths, canopies, crate fans, doggie water, etc.  Please bring a canvas chair.

Aggressive or Reactive Dogs:  Because this sport does allow for reactive or aggressive dogs, I’d like to ask everyone’s cooperation in being as careful as we can.  I know this is difficult as many of you train together and your dogs know each other, however, please follow the NACSW guidelines.  Please bring a red bandana for any reactive or aggressive dogs.  According to NACSW rules, dogs need to be crated or contained in a vehicle during a Nose Work event.  (I would not recommend having two dogs loose in one vehicle because when you let one out, it’s possible the other dog could slip out too. If you have two dogs in one vehicle, I’d recommend crating at least one of them.  Also keep in mind that even though your dog may be very social and friendly, it doesn’t mean all dogs will be.  If you choose to contain your dog in a vehicle without being crated, then please make sure car windows are rolled up enough that a dog could not jump out (or in).  Also, make sure hatchbacks are closed.


Teah Anders

Gentle Touch Pet Training

805-481-1490 office