Wait List April 2020

Agile Paws Dog Sports

Rancho Cucamonga
April 25-26, 2020
K9 Nose Work® Trial

Updated: March 6, 2020


  1. Alexandra Powers/Stark
  2. Mikiko Kaishita/Uma
  3. Natalie Hernandez/Lexi
  4. Kimberly Buchanan/Story
  5. Cynthia Fox/Sam
  6. Jennifer Burkizer/Isabel
  7. Kerri Nakamura/Brody
  8. Carole Hills/Trinket
  9. Randy Valenzano/Simon
  10. Anna Lewis/Gear
  11. Lisa Linden/Zero
  12. Mai Archer/HEIDY
  13. Silvina Bruera/Cron
  14. Jodi Williams/Cleo
  15. Janice Johnson/Emma
  16. Silvina Bruera/TCAM
  17. Nan Keder/Glaze
  18. Erin Armstrong/Ace
  19. Becky Lynn/Tippet
  20. Susan McClair/Skip
  21. Jan Jenkins/Stash
  22. Josie Lebalch/Bella
  23. Linda Daves Siekert/Ph’nx
  24. Sue Sunderland/Bug
  25. Laurie Pearlman/Ned
  26. Pat Latta/Siri
  27. Suzanne Catalano/Winnie
  28. Kristin Fertschneider/Kinsey
  29. Shari Santos/Indi
  30. Rebecca Pike/Daisy
  31. Jinny Chow/Shocker
  32. Yvonne Garst/Barbie
  33. Esther Horn/Sienna
  34. Cindy Forsthoff/Maddie
  35. Sarah Owings/Zoë
  36. Lisa Linden/Saga
  37. Wendy Spradlin/Harley
  38. Heather Leifeste/Sharky
  39. Jessica Brown/Zoe
  40. Connie Kelly/Jed
  41. Suzanne Gutsch/Shasta
  42. Sandra Bello/Magnum
  43. Michelle De Lorier/Royce
  44. Caroline L To/Oliver
  45. linda fiack/Gala
  46. Jordan Fraterrigo/Belle
  47. Wendy Spradlin/Kissy
  48. Susan McClair/Treat
  49. Cat Zoyiopoulos/Waffles
  50. mary Sosnowski/Misha
  51. Mary Reyes/Ozo
  52. Cindy Valdez/Boost
  53. Bonnie McKim/Sophie
  54. Kathleen Claycomb/Roo
  55. Terri Hymer/Piper
  56. Laurie Pearlman/Enzo
  57. Robyn Broock/Reese
  58. Linda Karl/Finn
  59. Gretchen Ganz/Khernel
  60. Nancy LaBarbera/Olive
  61. Rebecca Aikin/Kendyll
  62. Jo Trent/Jelly
  63. Blair Coles/Jemmie
  64. Patricia Tomono/Parker
  65. Lori Brison/Zoe
  66. Yvonne Garst/Captain
  67. Karena Kosco/Jax
  68. Leslie Arner/Belle
  69. Dan Townley/Dr. Who
  70. Makoto Mizutani/Penny
  71. Gary Jones/Jamie
  72. Carol Kurachi/Haylee
  73. Laura Busch/Heidi
  74. Elizabeth Lind/Ella
  75. Nancy Frank/Gail
  76. Patricia Joe/Chapis
  78. Annick Loomis/Winston
  79. Karen Schwartz/Darwin
  80. Eleanor Fearman/Sunny
  81. Linda Phillips/Flint
  82. Nicole Griffin/Oscar
  83. Petra Kearney/Merlin
  84. Esther Horn/Bambi
  85. Michelle Doram/Clover
  86. Janice Hanson/Garrett
  87. Suzanne Gutsch/Tedra
  88. Ellen Bruck/Faith
  89. Thomas Sosnowski/Rocky
  90. Judy Hansen/Montana
  91. Patricia Joe/Casper
  92. Leslie Lewis/LEIKA
  93. Chiara Clemente/Jolie
  94. Robyn Broock/Chelsea
  95. Ellen Zuckerman/Sandy
  96. JoAnn Galuska/Damka
  97. Jennifer Hsia/Lyra
  98. Ginny Pavlakovich/Pax
  99. Cassandra (Casey) Gerdes/Jyota
  100. Susan Walker/Bella
  101. Elisa Becker/Delilah
  102. Day Yeager/Casey
  103. Renee Wallin/Pink
  104. Robert Macias/Homer
  106. Erin Barr/Bella
  107. Louis Matus/Lila
  108. Geri Hernandez/Favor
  109. Michelle Doram/Burdock
  110. Lisa Linden/Agent
  111. Frances Flynn/MaMee
  112. Nan Keder/Zen
  113. Barbara Page/Reggie
  114. aida flick/izann
  115. Jinny Chow/Jasmine
  116. Elisa Becker/Cora
  117. Patricia Nance/Max
  118. Melody Graveen/Sprite
  119. Anne Dove/Paisley
  120. Grace Dove/Rocky
  121. Julie Frank/Rudy
  122. Patricia Nance/Zoe
  123. Joy Wical/Buttons
  124. Cary Harrison/Beamer
  125. Joanne Campman/Rosie
  126. Darla Duplan/Smoke
  127. Kerri Nakamura/Jackson
  128. Sally Frankel/Dracula
  129. Elisha Stynchula/Ryuk


  1. Linda Daves Siekert/Ford
  2. Valerie Barnd/Gia
  3. Patty Mehl/Daisy
  4. Gina Agrellas/Kona
  5. Lisa Thomas/Latte
  6. Sandy Wolf/Risky
  7. Kriss Okubo/Q
  8. Maureen Campos/Jireh
  9. Karen Meyer/Fenway
  10. Lisa Peterson/Tessa
  11. Nancy Frank/Annie
  12. Holly Goltra/Duck
  13. Elizabeth (Betsy) Ramsey/Roxy
  14. Sally Frankel/Luke
  15. Jamie Bozzi/Indy
  16. Dianna Dietrich/Sedona
  17. molly schmid/Kola
  18. Stephanie Spyr/Promise
  19. Kimberly Buchanan/Zen
  20. Suzanne Gutsch/Kash
  21. Charlene Murphy/Burton
  22. Vania Climan/Xavier
  23. Cassandra (Casey) Gerdes/Shanti
  24. Nicole Dubuc/Crosby
  25. Vania Climan/Pandora
  26. Geri Hernandez/Crafty

Cancelled–Premium, May 2020 Rancho Cucamonga

Official NACSW™™
NW1 & L1E Trials

May 16-17, 2020


Los Amigos Elementary School
8398 9th St.
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730

It is not appropriate to contact or visit the trial location prior to the trial date, nor should training take place on trial grounds once an event is approved/announced. Our locations are real life search environments where people work, go to school, etc. Pre-trial contact or visits risk the host losing the opportunity to use the location again in the future.

Trial Host

Agile Paws Dog Sports

NW1: Saturday, May  16, 2020
L1E: Sunday AM, May 17, 2020
L1E: Sunday PM, May 17, 2020

Note updated draw period:

Trial entry will open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. Entries will be awarded by random draw of all entries received between 9am April 16, 2020 and 9am April 18, 2020.


No BSL Restrictions

Certifying Official

Silke Wittig


Saturday: Amy Herot & Sonja Heritage
Sunday: Silke Wittig & Sonja Heritage

Entry Cost

NW1: $130 per dog and handler team
Level 1: $70 per dog and handler team

Number of Entries

NW1: 45 Entries
L1E: 35 Entries

One dog per handler per level/element.

Trial Entry Information

Trial Entry Open and Closing

  • Trial entry will open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. Entries will be awarded by random draw of all entries received between 9am April 16, 2020 and 9am April 18, 2020.
  • Trial entry will close at the end of the draw if the trial and wait list are deemed full. If the trial and wait list are not full, the trial will remain open for entries until they are deemed full or on the closing date which is 9am Pacific Time on May 1, 2020.
  • We will not be taking payment until you are given a space in the trial. If you are given a space in the trial, you will receive information on how to submit payment. You will then have 7 days to complete your payment to confirm your space in the trial.

Entry Method

All registration will be on-line via the link provided to the NACSW™ trial entry form. Paper and phone entries will not be accepted. Completing the form is not a guarantee of entry. You will receive an auto-response email confirming that we received your trial entry after registration – this email does not confirm your space in the trial. There will be a separate confirmation from trials.apds@gmail.com to let you know if your entry has been given a space in the trial.

Entry Requirements and Selection

A Qualified Entry is one that meets all of the following criteria:

    1. Complete the on-line trial entry during the draw period listed above.
    2. The Handler is a NACSW™ member for the 2019-2020 membership year (8/1/19- 7/31/20).
    3. The Dog is registered with the NACSW™
    4. Dogs participating in a trial must be at least one year of age.
    5. The Dog has passed the appropriate ORT and prior title level at least 14 days before the trial opens for entries.
    6. Qualified entry for NW1 – Dog has not yet earned a NW1 title.
    7. Qualified entry for Level 1 – Dog has not yet earned Level 1 title for Exteriors.

Trial spaces will be determined in the following manner

  • Spaces will be awarded by a random draw of all Qualified Entries received during the draw period listed above. 
  • In the event that you are having technical difficulties with the entry system, please email trialEntry@nacsw.net prior to the end of the draw period.
  • No dog will be given a space in more than one trial of the same level at a single event.
  • You may enter multiple dogs for entry in the draw. However, only one dog/handler per title level will be accepted into the trial. Entry will go to the dog selected in the draw – you may not swap to an alternate dog. If multiple dogs are selected in the draw, you may select which dog you wish to enter. Once a dog has been entered as a second dog/handler entry, you may not swap handlers after the draw to change the entry to a first dog/handler unless the trial is not full.
  • If a trial level is not full after the draw of Qualified Entries, then there will be a Secondary Draw of any entries received that did not meet the ORT or title requirements. These entries will be accepted pending completion of the requirements. Note: dogs must earn the appropriate ORT and prior title level at least 3 days prior to the trial date to be eligible to compete. If the required title or ORT is earned less than 14 days prior to the event, it is the competitor’s responsibility to notify the host that the requirement has been completed.
  • After all entries received during the draw period are processed, if the trial level is still not full, entries will continue to be accepted in the order they are received through the closing date or when entries fill.
  • For Exhibit Only Dogs (FEO): Dogs running FEO are not eligible to receive titles or earn placement ribbons. FEO results will not be included in the posted trial results.
  • If space remains after all qualified entries are accommodated on April 26, 2020, then we will offer spaces for those who wish to run a dog For Exhibition Only (FEO). Second dog/handler FEO entries on the same day will be offered spaces after May 1, 2020.
  • The trial host of an event has the right to refuse entry of any competitor or dog for just cause as approved by the National Trial Committee. Just cause includes lack of adherence to NACSW™  rules and guidelines and the policies outlined in each event entry premium.
  • Some trial entries may be given priority entry based on contributions to the organization and the trial process.

You will be notified via email of the results of the random draw by 5:00PM (pacific time) April 21, 2020.

If you have a spam blocker on your email account, please configure it to allow email from trials.apds@gmail.com in order to ensure delivery of confirmation and information about this trial.

You will then have 48 hours to complete your payment to confirm your space in the trial. Trial payments are payable to Agile Paws Dog Sports by PayPal. No PayPal account required

A waiting list for alternates will be started as soon as entries fill.
Alternates will be contacted when a space opens up.
Depending on last minute trial logistics, we may opt to not fill all canceled spaces.

NACSW™  reserves the right to cancel a trial if minimum entry numbers are not met.

Be sure you read and understand the guidelines for this trial before entering. By submitting a registration for this NACSW™ Trial, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and accept the policies and liability information of NACSW™.

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy applies:

For cancellation of entries on or before 5pm pacific time May 1, 2020 – Full refund minus $25 processing fee. For cancellation of entries after 5 pm May 1, 2020 – no refunds will be issued.

If you earn the title for the level you are entering after the refund period has ended then you must contact the trial host at  trials.apds@gmail.com within 48 hours of earning your title and at least 72 hours before the trial you are registered for to let them know you are no longer eligible. If you contact the host within 48 hours of titling and at least 72 hours before their trial and (1) they are unable to fill your space then you won’t be given a refund but will be allowed to keep your space in the trial and run your dog FEO or (2) they are able to fill your space then a refund will be issued minus the processing fee listed in the cancellation policy. If you fail to contact the host within 48 hours of earning your title and at least 72 hours before the trial you are registered for then you will forfeit your space, you will not be allowed to run as FEO, and no refund will be issued.

All cancellations must be emailed to trials.apds@gmail.com

Entry fees shall not be refunded in the event that a dog or handler is absent, disqualified, or excused by the NACSW™ official or judge.

This cancellation and refund policy applies to competitors that must withdraw for any reason including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency, and personal or work-related reasons.

No part of the fee will be refunded if the trial cannot take place or be completed by reason of fire, civil disturbances, an Act of God, public emergency, or any other cause beyond the control of the trial organizers.

Location Details

Trial Conditions

Modeled after real-life detection work, NACSW trials are held in many different locations, with a variety of terrain, under varying weather conditions. Dogs and handlers need to be able to safely negotiate a variety of surfaces, including, but not limited to, tile, linoleum, carpeting, gravel, asphalt, uneven surfaces, and slippery footing. Handlers should be prepared to deal with a variety of weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain and snow. Trials frequently require covering extensive distances to get to and from the parking area to each of the search areas and generally require that this be done across natural, uneven surfaces. Handlers should be prepared for the physical demands and must be able to navigate the terrain with their dog accordingly. Participants should expect to spend most of the day outside or in their vehicles as there are rarely indoor crating options at trials. Please be prepared for you and your canine partner to deal with all of these varying environmental challenges. Handlers should familiarize themselves with potential regional risks and health concerns that may affect themselves or their dogs. Handlers agree that they are entering this trial at their own risk.

This trial location is a school. The competitor parking lot is paved. The pathways to the search areas are paved. The search areas may include pavement, grass, and gravel or woodchip planting areas on level ground. Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, the expected search areas, parking, and pathways to the search areas may be modified at the last minute.

Reactive Dog Parking

There will not be reactive dog parking at this trial.

Unentered Dogs

Unentered dogs must remain in the competitor’s vehicle during the trial day. There will be ample potty areas, but unentered dogs should not be allowed to “play”, exercise, or train on the trial grounds.

RV Parking

There is limited space for RVs to park in the competitor parking area during the trial day. To reserve a space you will need to contact the host after you receive a confirmation that you have received a space in the trial. Email trials.apds@gmail.com to reserve RV space.

Running Vehicles or Generators in the Parking Lot

Running your vehicles or generators in the parking lot is not allowed at this trial. Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, this policy may be modified at the last minute.


Smoking is not allowed on this trial site, including the use of e-cigarettes.

Hotels and Directions

A list of area hotels is available here.

Dog Information

Dog Policies

  • All dogs must be on a 6’ leash at all times when not being tested. NO flexi-leashes while not participating in a competition search.
  • Reactive and/or spatially challenged dogs should wear a red bandana (to be provided by the dog’s handler) to help signal others that the dog needs extra space from other dogs.
  • Dogs will be toileted in designated areas and handlers must pick-up and dispose of waste.
  • Dogs and handlers must stay in designated areas to avoid contaminating testing space, interrupting a test, or from viewing any part of the testing.
  • Competitors should expect to keep their dogs confined in a crate or vehicle when not competing. The logistics of a trial typically do not allow for dogs to hang out on leash in between searches. Competitors should plan to provide their own shade using canopies or shade cloths.
  • Refer to Location Details (above) for information on unentered dogs.

Females in Season

Will be allowed to run wearing “pants” at the very end of the running orders after all other dogs have been judged. Females in season will be parked and pottied in areas separate from the other dogs while at the trial if the location logistics permit. Handlers must contact trials.apds@gmail.com so plans can be made for the dog.



Complete rules are available at https://NACSW.net. It is the responsibility of each competitor to read and understand the current NACSW™ Rule book prior to participating in a NACSW™ event.


By registering for the trial, the competitor hereby assumes all risks of, and responsibility for, accidents and/or damage to her/himself or to her/his property or to others, resulting from the actions of her/his dog. The competitor expressly agree that the NACSW™, Tammy Wilson/Agile Paws Dog Sports and its assignees or any other person, or persons, of said groups, shall not be held liable personally, or collectively, under any circumstances, for injury, and/or damage to her/himself, for loss or injury to property, whether due to uncontrolled dogs or negligence of any member of said groups, or any other cause, or causes. The competitor also agrees to assume all financial liability that may be incurred by the NACSW™ due to the actions of themselves or their dogs regardless of the cause.


All competitors/handlers and spectators are expected to follow the rules of the NACSW™ and demonstrate good sportsmanship. This includes making sure the hide placements are unknown to the handler prior to testing and kept secret from other competitors. Please do not discuss hide placement or any details of a dog’s performance that may provide information or clues to other handlers or may be overheard.

Harry Award

The Harry award is given at the NW1 level to the most outstanding rescue dog that demonstrates extraordinary ability and spirit in nose work. A rescue dog may be defined as a dog that was not purchased from a breeder, private party or store. The dog may have been adopted from a shelter, rescued from the street, fostered with a rescue organization, etc.
The five highest scoring rescue dogs will be considered for the Harry Award when available. Rescue designation is taken from your NACSW™ dog registration information. If you are unclear if your dog is a rescue, please email: membership@nacsw.net.

NACSW™ Results

Results for each search and overall will be posted after all searches are completed and scores are verified for you to record your results for your own records. It is your responsibility to ensure your scores are accurate prior to leaving trial grounds. In the event that a discrepancy cannot be verified at the trial, you may be instructed to submit a score card review request. It is not the responsibility of the host or NACSW to return score sheets that are left behind or to mail ribbons that are not picked up.


All spectators must check in and sign a waiver. Spectating will be allowed at elements, space permitting and at the Certifying Official’s discretion. Spectators may not photograph or video searches. Children under 18 must always be directly supervised by a parent/guardian. No dogs will be allowed in the spectator area. No unentered dogs with spectators are allowed at the trial. Spectators are reminded that the hide placements must not be discussed nor should they speak with any competitors about what they saw until after the trial is complete. Competitors are not allowed to watch the trial at any time.

Videotaping and Photography

At this time, competitors may be allowed to take videos and photos of the search areas during the competitor walk through in order to help familiarize themselves with the search area. Due to site privacy issues or time constraints, competitors may not be allowed to photograph or video a search area during the walk through. At the host’s discretion, a photographer and/or video service may be present during the trial to offer photos and/or videos for sale to the competitors.

As a condition of your entry, you agree to allow NACSW™, or their agents, to video you and your dog during the entirety of the NACSW™ event. These videos are the property of NACSW™. All competitors, through entry at any NACSW™ event, waive any and all rights relative to video broadcast or photography of such event.

All trial related questions, contact Tammy Wilson, the host.

Volunteer, Rancho May 2020

Buddy, NW1

Name: Buddy

Handler: Jennifer Baerresen

Titles: L1V, L1C, NW1

Buddy was a rescue from our local shelter. Always a quiet and shy little guy, finding the right sport for him was challenging. This sight hound wasn’t interested in luring and agility was a little scary.  Nosework has helped Buddy become more independent and he loves the game.  Buddy and Jennifer earned their L1C and L1V titles in November of 2019. They earned their NW1 level in Tuscon in January 2020.

A Pawsitive Beginning for 2020

January 3, 2020-Dana Point, CA
Kriss and Q competed in an NW3 in Dana Point, CA. They did an outstanding job earning their third NW3 title.  They were fourth overall and are now getting ready to begin competing at Elite Trials. Well done!

January 11, 2020-Bloomington, CA
Several of my students entered the ORT in Bloomington, CA.
Karen & Smokey passed all three odors
Belinda & Sassy passed Birch and Clove
Belinda and her other Clover passed birch
Maria & Veronica all  three odors

Maria, Karen and Belinda

January 11, 2020-Woodland Hills, CA
Luana and Fifi competed in their first NW2 trial.  Although they did not earn a title they were successful 3 out of 4 searches. Well done for their first NW2!

January 12, 2020-Woodland Hills,CA
Two newer teams competed at the Level 1 Exterior Element Trial. Both did great earning their first Element Titles. Congratulations!
Karen & Tilly
Luana & Twist

Karen and Till with EST title Luana and Twist with EST title
January 13, 2020-Riverside,CA
Marjorie and Kodi competed in their first NW 3 on Monday.  While they didn’t earn a title, they had some good searches and a lot a fun.  It was learning experience for them and no doubt they will be successful in their future NW3s.

Congratulations Kriss and Q

Kriss and Q earned their third NW3 title in Dana Point January 3, 2020. They will now be competing at the Elite Level. Awesome Job!

December 27-28, 2019-Orange County Trial

Agile Paws Dog Sports hosted an Elite and EST Trials at the Covenant Church in Orange, CA. Congratulations to Jessica & Tivoli who earned their L1E title and Marjorie & Milo who earned their L1I title.

Dog in White for the EST trials: Luana & Fifi for Interiors and Marion & Gracie for Exteriors

    Jessica and Tivoli with EST Title     

Miss Fifi -Dog in White

December 16, 2019-APDS Christmas Party

APDS had its annual Christmas Party.  Many thanks for Laura and Marjorie for hosting the fantastic event. It was great way to celebrate with my students.

November 28-29, 2019-Food and Goods Drive

Agile Paws Dog Sports held an NW2 and NW1 trial at Highland Church. As part of our community service, competitors and volunteers helped in our yearly food drive. We provided over 269 items to the local food bank and a van full of goods to the animal shelter. We also held a raffle that yielded $620 that went to support a local rescue organization HOPE (Helping Out Pets Everyday).  We are truly thankful for the generosity of our volunteers and competitors.  Donations to the Animal Shelter

Food Bank Drop Off


December 1, 2019- Jennie Kiefer Workshop

Jennie Kiefer presented an 8 hour workshop for APDS. She provided helpful tips to all participants and extra support for less experienced handlers. We focused on letting dogs make the choices of where to search and to provide them space to move freely in an environment. She also discussed not being afraid of grass and letting our dogs move out of the search area as they follow the odor. She provided specific feedback to each participant which was invaluable.