AKC Scent Work is a sport that mimics the task of working detection dogs to locate a scent and communicate to the handler that the scent has been found. Real-life detection dogs are trained to search for a variety of things–drugs, explosives, human remains, currency, other contraband, living humans (such as for Search and Rescue), and much more. More information on AKC Scent Work can be found here.
The National Association of Canine Scent Work is another organization that offers trials and titles. They had their first trial in January 2009. For more information about NACSW click here.
As Scent work has become more popular, our club members have taken on this fun and challenging sport. And of course, the Dobermans love it. They get to use their intelligence to find odors and alert their handler.
CH Goldgrove Touch of Class CD CDX RA CGC ATTS ROM & Barbara Nagy earned their NW1 title at the NACSW Tuscon Trail on January 11, 2019. Cenza placed 1st in Exterior with a time of 12 seconds and placed 3rd over all with a time on 1 minute 34 seconds!