I started volunteering at trials as soon as I decided to do nose work. I did it so I could see what the sport is all about. BUT—I learned how a trial is run (so I was not nervous at my first trial). I got to talk with other volunteers, judges and CO’s—it’s an amazing way to learn. I made friends—so I always know someone at a trial. And it is fun to trial with friends! Not only is it rewarding, but it’s free training!