NW2 Trial – Burnside, QLD – 21 May 2023

Official ACSW

 K9 Nose Work® NW2 Trial
     4 elements – interiors (2) , exterior, vehicles and containers

Birch & Anise only

Trial Location:  Burnside, QLD

Trial Date:   21 May 2023

Trial Host:   Ultimate K9

Certifying Official:   Kim Murdoch

Judges: Donna Williams & Emily Brunning

Entry Cost:   $110 inc GST per dog and handler team (Payment via  Paypal to be made at time of registration)

Must have passed offical ACSW Birch & Anise ORT’s 

This event will be run according to QLD government health department Covid 19 requirements and may be cancelled at any time subject to changes with Covid 19 in QLD (if cancelled full refunds will be issued).

Registration Information

  • The handler of the dogs must have a current ACSW membership.
  • The dog must be registered with ACSW (see acsw.com.au for more details)
  • The dog must have passed an ACSW ORT (birch) and ACSW ORT (anise) to be eligible to enter this trial
  • Trial entries will close 14 May 2023 at 8 pm Sydney time – limit of 30 dogs – if more than 30 entries are received then there will be a ballot
  • ACSW reserves the right to cancel a trial if minimum entry numbers are not met
  • Any entries that contain incorrect or misleading information may result in disqualification from the trial
  • The venue location will be emailed to all successful applicants around 1 week prior to the trial

Trial Information

  • Plan to arrive at the trial location at 8 am to register – a walk through will be conducted at 8 30 am.
  • No Spectators are permitted in the search areas during the trial except ACSW & Ultimate K9  officials, adults accompanying a minor, CNWI-in-training and judges in training

Dog Policies

  • Please remember that ACSW events welcomes dogs of all description and temperaments. We rely on participants to respect the needs of all other dogs on the ground. As such, any dog, whether competing or not, will not be permitted to roam or socialize with any other dogs in the vicinity of the trial grounds. Exhibitors are responsible for the comfort and behavior of their dogs.
  • Yellow ribbons and cones designate areas reserved for reactive dogs for parking and peeing
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times when not being tested.
  • Dogs and handlers must stay in designated areas to avoid contaminating testing space, interrupting a test, or from viewing part of the testing.
  • The dog’s owner is responsible for having their dog ready when it is to be judged. Be prepared to keep your dog in your car or in a crate by your car when not being tested. You are responsible for picking up after your dog
  • Females in season – please contact your trial host if this becomes a possibility

Other Information

Description of Trial

To successfully gain a NW2 title, a dog must identify the location of the target odours and the handler must correctly call an “alert” within a set time period for each element  and  call finish at the end of  the element– this must be done for ALL FOUR ELEMENTS (ie interiors (2), exterior, vehicles and containers) at the same trial.   Requires one qualifying trial of 100 points score with no more than 3 faults.

Each search area may contain Birch and/or Anise, two of the same odour (Birch or Anise), or a combination odour of Anise/Birch. Number of hides will be stated on all elements. This information will be communicated to the handlers at the briefing. There will be one, two or three hides in each search area. In each area the time will stop and the search will end when the handler calls ‘Finish’. The handler should not say ‘Finish’ until all the hides in an area have been located and called (‘Alert’). In the event the handler has correctly located all the hides and has not said ‘Finish’, the handler will still pass the element, but will be given the full time allotted to the search.

Element Specifics:-

Containers – on lead  – at least one distractor (toy or food) will be used

Interiors – CO designates on or off lead –  2 search areas

Exterior – on lead unless area secure (CO determines)

Vehicles – on lead – up to 4 vehicles – may be multiple odours on vehicles

For more information please refer to the ACSW Rulebook


All competitors/handlers and spectators are expected to follow the rules of the ACSW and demonstrate good sportsmanship. This includes making sure the hide placements are unknown to the handler prior to testing and kept secret from other competitors. Please do not discuss hide placement or any details of a dog’s performance that may provide information or clues to other handlers or may be overheard.

Bravo Award:

The Bravo award is given at the NW2 level to the most outstanding rescue dog that demonstrates extraordinary ability and spirit in nose work. A rescue dog may be defined as a dog that was not purchased from a breeder, private party or store. The dog may have been adopted from a shelter, rescued from the street, fostered with a rescue organization, etc. The five highest scoring rescue dogs will be considered for the Bravo Award when available. A dog may only receive this award one time.  Rescue designation is taken from your ACSW dog registration information.

ACSW Score Book:

Not required anymore as results will be available for viewing through our membership portal

Video Recording and Photography:

Videos and photos of the competition or competition areas are not allowed at this time, except by ACSW approved photographers/videographers. No portion of any event may be videotaped or photographed for commercial or other purposes without written authorization from ACSW. All photographs, video broadcast, and telecast rights for ACSW events are the exclusive property of ACSW.

As a condition of your entry, you agree to allow ACSW, or their agents, to video you and your dog, during the entirety of the trial. These videos are the property of ACSW. All competitors, through entry at any ACSW event, waive any and all rights relative to video broadcast or photography of such event.

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  • NW2 Trial 21 May 2023
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