Daisy, NW2

Name: Daisy
Handler: Jessica Vallely
Titles Earned: NW1, NW2, L1I, L1C, L1V

Daisy was Jessica’s introduction to dog sports. They were one of Agile Paws earliest agility students and then began taking nose work classes when Tammy started offering them. Even though Daisy had a broken, twisted leg due to abuse, it never stopped her from putting her all into competing.  At 13 years old, Daisy was the first Agile Paws Dog Sports student to earn an NW1 as well as the first to earn an NW2 when she was 14 years old. Unfortunately Daisy was a senior when she started classes and was unable to compete in NW3, where she no doubt would have done well if age hadn’t caught up with her. Anise was her favorite odor and Containers her favorite element.

Daisy was always the perfect demo dog and really shined when we worked with the special education students. Knowing just what they needed, she was always the star.

Highlights

  • First APDS Student to compete in and earn an NW1 Title.
  • First APDS Student to compete in and earn an NW2 Title.
  • First APDS Student to compete in and earn an Element Title
  • First APDS Student to be “Dog in White”
  • One of the first APDS demo dogs

Ziggy, ELT-CH

Ziggy, photo by Maria
Ziggy, photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Ziggy
Handler: Tammy Wilson
Titles Earned: ELT-CH, L2I, L2V, L3C,Elite CH, Summit

Ziggy has gone from unwanted street urchin to successful nose work dog. He has had a very successful career so far. He earned his Elite-Champion at the Benson, AZ Elite trial on February 27, 2023. On to Summit

Highlights

  • NW1 on first try with 1st Place Overall
  • NW3 on first try with 1st Place Overall and Pronounced
  • 2nd Place Overall on his 2nd time qualifying in NW3
  • NW3-Elite with a 1st Place Overall
  • Earned his Elite CH and is now at Summit Level

Nick, ELT1

Nick portrait
Nick, photo by Maria Bivens

Name: Nick
Handler: Tammy Wilson
Titles Earned: ELT1, L2E, L2V, L3C, L3I

Nick is Tammy’s first dog to compete in K9 Nose Work®. He has had a very successful career. Always sweet and loving, Nick has made many children happy at demos and meet and greets. Sadly Nick passed away in 2022.

Highlights

  • NW1 on first try with 1st Place Overall
  • NW3 on first try with 1st Place Overall
  • 2nd Place Overall on his 2nd time qualifying in NW3
  • NW3-Elite with a 1st Place Overall

 

 

The criteria to be in the showcase is as follows:

  1. Regular attendance: A minimum of 4 classes a quarter, 16 a year.
  2. 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.

This policy is subject to change without notice.