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.
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
Riley was a rescue. When he first started, he was into the people and the distractions rather than searching. Laura has 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
Kodi was a rescue that Marjorie really wanted. So much so, she spent the night at the shelter to be the first person that day to get Kodi. Initially shy and environmentally wary, Kodi has blossomed into a very focused Nosework dog. Kodi earned his NW1 with a 2nd Place in Containers and the Harry Award. They earned their NW2 at the April 2019 Agile Paws Dog Sports trial. They are now competing at the NW3 level
Q also started taking agility classes at Agile Paws Dog Sports before Tammy started offering nose work. Q is the first Agile Paws Dog Sports team to compete in an NW3 trial. Kriss & Q earned have earned their three NW3 titles and are now competing at the Elite level
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.
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
Name: Nick Handler: Tammy Wilson Titles Earned: NW1, NW2, NW3, NW3-Elite, L1I, L1E, L1V, L1C, L2I, L2C, L2V, Elite Title
Nick is Tammy’s first dog to compete in K9 Nose Work®. He has had a very successful career so far and is currently competing in Elite. Always sweet and loving, Nick has made many children happy at demos and meet and greets.
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:
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.