Agile Paws Dog Sports is proud to showcase the APDS full time students that have earned NACSW™ K9 Nose Work® titles. We acknowledge that many of our teams have earned accomplishments in other organizations and we are proud of them as well. However, it is our decision to focus and highlight NACSW™ milestones.
The criteria to be in the showcase is as follows:
Regular attendance: A minimum of 4 classes a quarter, 16 a year.
Volunteering 2 days a year at APDS events.
We encourage all students to attend classes and volunteer at our trials. It is a great way to continue to grow your nose work skills.
Name: Marley Handler: Rick Subriar Titles Earned: NW1, L1C
Marley, therapy dog, is a sweet and loving girl, who prefers to be rewarded with hugs and praise over treats…though she will always take the treat. She is a happy go lucky dog that brings smiles where ever she goes. Marley earned her NW1 and L1C in 2018. Currently Marley is working on her NW2 title. In April she competed in a NW2 trial and although she didn’t title, she and Rick earned a third place ribbon for the third fastest interior time. Way to go!!!
Fifi, or “Miss Fifi” as she prefers to be called, earned her L1C at the March 2019 Agile Paws Dog Sports EST trials. Even though she has a damaged leg due to past abuse, she is always happy and eager to search. She is competing at the NW1 level.
Brooklyn, aka, “Wild Child”, was a rescue from Arizona. She is a labrador-shepherd-border collie mix with no off-button. Always joyful, she loves to give kisses to spectators and judges while she is trialing. In class, she loves on all handlers and occasionally will steal bait bags as she smothers you with kisses. Brooklyn earned her NW1 in Murrieta, CA March 2019. She also earned her L1I at the March 2019 Agile Paws Dog Sports EST trials. She is competing at the NW2 level.
She is currently learning to become a demo dog for our community events.
Sweet Lucy is a rescue. After rehabing from extensive knee surgery, Lucy bounced back quickly into searching. Lucy got into the Agile Paws Dog Sports April 2019 trial at the last minute…literally 1/2 hour before the trial began and earned her NW1. What a rock star! On to NW2!
Catch was one of Tammy’s first Nosework dogs. After a successful agility and Nose Work career, Catch is now retired. He will still play the game for fun, but the long days competing and hanging out in the car all day are behind him. He now prefers lounging on a comfy bed in an air conditioned room.
Name: Abby Handler: Linda Bitka Titles Earned: L1E
Abby began Nosework in 2017. Initially very scared of new surroundings and people, her owner Linda has worked hard to help Abby feel more confident. Abby earned her L1E in 2018 and is competing at the NW1 level.
Name: Mac Handler: Peg Winchell Titles Earned: L1E, L1C
Mac aka, “Box Crusher” was Peg’s first Nosework dog. Mac loved the game so much, that he would become so overjoyed that he would toss, spread and mash boxes in the container searches. He would move every box out of the way and completely smash the odor box as if to say, “Here it is, Mom!”. He was a joy at all the demos especially at the schools. Mac came with a warning label, “He will kiss you.”
While Mac was unsuccessful in earning in NW1, he always took a home ribbons for fastest times in interior and exteriors searches. Mac earned his LIE and his LIC in 2018 before his unexpected death November 2018. No other dog will crush boxes the way he did!
Second of Tammy’s students to begin competing
One of the first demo dogs that worked with the community
Name: Riley Handler: Laura Darms Titles Earned: NW1, L1I, L1C
Riley was a rescue. When he first started, he was into the people and the distractions rather than searching. Laura and Riley worked very hard to help him become more focused. Riley earned his NW1 and is now competing at the NW2 level. He earned his LIC in March 2019