Making K9 Nose Work® the Best Smelling Dog Sport Ever!

The activity and sport of K9 Nose Work® are open to virtually all dogs and their people. Become an ACSW member today and begin a lifetime of fun competition and camaraderie  in K9 Nose Work®.


ACSW is in the process of moving to a new on line membership system – during this time we will not be accepting any membership requests.  We will email all members to notify them once the new system is online.    If you are wanting to join as a new member, please check back to this web site regularly.

Important Notice to All Members

As the covid-19 situation continues to evolve, we want to provide information, guidance and support to our hosts and members.   

ACSW ORTs and element speciality trials will be going ahead with a changed format which will ensure that covid 19 government regulations are adhered to.   

Due to covid 19 and changing times,  we have modified the requirement for members to renew memberships at least 6 weeks before the closing date of a  sanctioned event.    The temporary requirement now is that members must renew their membership at least 3 weeks before the event closes.

Also, because the ACSW is aligning our rules with the NACSW and because of the extensive cancellations in the US, the NACSW have decided to delay the implementation of the rule that requires dogs to have completed all 3 ORTs to compete at all levels. This rule was to take effect on July 1. The NACSW (ACSW) will not be setting the new effective date until it becomes more clear when events will be resuming.   

As of 29 August 2020, ACSW will be issuing ORT ribbons to those that pass their 3rd odour after 29 August 2020.    For those members that passed all 3 odours before 29 August 2020,  ribbons are available at a cost of $30 – please contact ACSW to apply for an ORT ribbon.

As the covid-19 situation is fluid and continues to evolve, we will continue to keep everyone informed of any changes.   Since the Covid 19 situation is different from state to state, some ACSW events are available currently to members in certain states.

We thank everyone for your support through this difficult time and we look forward to getting back to hanging with friends while watching our dogs enjoy this fabulous sport when it is safe for everyone to do so.

Rule change

With the NACSW moving ahead with a variety of rule changes, we have decided to follow their lead and are currently reviewing the ACSW rules to align our rules closer to theirs.  

This will allow the introduction of NW1 any odour trials , Element Trials and ORT Titles which will be introduced along with other rule changes.

For further details on the NACSW rules, please go to

FEE Structure Changes

We are also currently in the process of reviewing and simplifying the fee structure for hosting ORT’s and Trials. We hope by simplifying some of the hosting rules and making the fee structure more host friendly, we can encourage more people to host trials.

Element Trials

Element trial applications are available through the ACSW website.  Availability will be determined by availability of CO’s and Judges.

ORT Titles

Effective 29 August 2020, ORT titles will be awarded once the third odour has been passed. All odours are not required to be passed on the same day. ORT’s can be done over a period of time. Once the final ORT is passed, a ribbon will be awarded on the day. For those that have already passed all three ORT’s, a ribbon can be requested from 29 August 2020 by emailing and paying a fee of $30.

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