Marley, NW1


Marley photo by Maria

Marley, photo by Maria Bivens

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!!!


Frankie, photo by Maria
Frankie, photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Frankie
Handler: Luana Ball
Titles Earned: L1I

Frankie earned his L1I at the March 2019 Agile Paws Dog Sports EST trials and is competing at the NW1 level. Frankie has now retired from competition at the age of 14 but he continues to take classes.

Fifi, NW1

Fifi, photo by Maria
Fifi, , photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Fifi
Handler: Luana Ball
Titles Earned: L1C, L1E, NW1 and Harry Award

Fifi, or “Miss Fifi” as she prefers to be called, earned her NW1 at the end 2019 and also earned the Harry Award.  Even though she has a damaged leg due to past abuse, she is always happy and eager to search. She is competing at the NW2 level.

Gracie, NW1

Gracie photo by Maria
Gracie, photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Gracie
Handler: Marion Preest
Titles Earned: L1C, L1I, NW1

Gracie is an energetic girl who loves to search. She is a leaner and a lover. She is a number 1 bed hogger and a real snuggler. Gracie earned her L1C & L1I at the March 2019 Agile Paws Dog Sports EST trials and her NW1 in November 2019.  She was the Dog In White for Orange Element trial. She is competing at the NW2 level.

Brooklyn, NW1

Brooklyn photo by Maria
Brooklyn, photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Brooklyn
Handler: Jessica Vallely
Titles Earned: NW1, L1I

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.

Lucy, NW1

Lucy photo by Maria
Lucy, photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Lucy
Handler: Melissa Coleman
Titles Earned: NW1, L1E

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!

ADCH Catch, NW2

Catch, photo by Maria
Catch, photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Catch
Handler: Tammy Wilson
Titles Earned: NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, L2I, L2C

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.


Abby portrait
Abby, photo by Maria Bivens

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.


Mac detailing the vehicle
Mac, photo by Maria Bivens

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

Riley, NW1

Riley portrait
Riley, photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Riley
Handler: Laura Darms
Titles Earned: NW1, L1I, L1C, L1V

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  and his L1V in November of 2019