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Sniffer-Dog Play Day: Novice


Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

At BowWowz Dogs Sports, LLC, 955 Wooten Road, Colorado Springs CO


Congratulations to Rafiki, the Rhodesian Ridgeback, for locating all 6 hides  in the quickest time to win the Play Day!




Registration deadline is Monday, March 7, 2016, or when entry limit of 10 dog/handler teams is reached. A wait list will be kept. No refunds for entries withdrawn after March 7 unless we can fill the spot from the wait list.

Walk-Thrus will begin at noon. Searches will start at about 12:20.


Searches (in no particular order):

  1. Interior

  2. “Going the Distance”: Can your dog indicate the correct box at a distance of about 6 feet?

  3. “There’s No Going Back”: The team must “clear” a row of objects before moving to the next row. Once they have left a row, they cannot go back.

  4. Vehicles

  5. Walk The Line: Teams will search a line of objects to find the hide.


All hides will be Birch. Dogs must be on odor.

All searches will be timed and scored.

Points are awarded for correct alerts.

Full time with 0 points will be given for false alerts (team may continue to search).

Peeing/elimination results in no points, full time.


The winner will be the dog with the most points. Time will be used as a tie-breaker. The dogs with the most points and the shortest total time will win.

Ribbons will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place. First place winner will get a gift certificate from Pat Steiger's store.


K9 nosework etiquette will apply. Crating will be in your vehicle.


Dogs do NOT have to be registered with NACSW to play. Dogs do not have to have passed the ORT.


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