About

New England Scent Dogs is a small business located in Massachusetts that is focused on hosting training events for K9 Nose Work enthusiasts.

NESD is owned and operated by Anne Steciw, CNWI. Anne started New England Scent Dogs because she wanted to bring more opportunities for fellow enthusiasts to participate in the sport.

Anne has been a member of the National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW) since 2010, and has competed in over 80 official NACSW K9 Nose Work trials with five different dogs. She and her dog Rockit were the first team on the U.S. east coast to reach NW3 Elite and were qualified to compete in the 2014 and 2015 NACSW Nationals. Her other dog Spiffy earned two NW3 titles, along with several element specialty titles. Anne also competed with a friend’s dogs, Taboo and Slingshot, earning multiple titles with each dog in just a few years.

NESD’s goal is to host K9 Nose Work mock trials, Sniff & Gos and classes at a variety of “real-world” locations, giving dog and handler teams a chance to practice their skills without the cost and pressure of an official trial. NESD is also looking to host more officially sanctioned trials and element specialty trials. The journey continues!

Anne & Rockit, first NW1 trial, May 14, 2011, Walpole, MA
Spiffy the dog performing a vehicle search during a K9 Nose Work competition.
Spiffy’s NW3 vehicle search, June 2014, Cobleskill, NY
Anne and K9 Sunny posing in front of the lake at Camp Tecumpseh in Pittstown, NJ with their trial ribbons.
Anne and Sunny’s last Elite Division trial of 2023 (second place overall), Pittstown, NJ