Classes and Events

Sniff thru for NW1-level and NW2-level competitors

This sniff thru will help prepare you for the upcoming NW1 and NW2 trials in Foxboro, MA, but all teams are welcome to attend! This location is a large nursery, and we will have an interior building search area as well. We will try to provide all 4 search elements (interior, exterior, vehicles, containers) but it may depend on weather and availability of vehicles.

Hides may be “nested” for NW2, so if you are running dogs at both levels, please be aware you may know where some of the hides are located. If we have enough judges and volunteers, we may have completely new areas.

Walkthrough video of vehicle and exterior search areas including walk from parking lot:

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Location: Hopkinton Stone and Garden, 32 Lumber Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
NW1-level sniff thru: 11:00 – 12:30, cost $30 per team (4 searches)
NW2-level sniff thru: 1:00 – 3:00 pm, cost: $35 per team (5 searches)


Due to parking limitations and search areas being spread out, we are going to run folks in groups of 10-12 at a time. You will be assigned to a group and given a time slot to be here. For NW1, you will run two searches back to back, then return to the parking lot where you will be called to run the other two searches back to back. For NW2, you will run three searches back to back, then return and go to the remaining two searches. Each group will be split into two teams — Team A will run two search areas while Team B runs the other two. Then the teams will swap search areas. We will need to be efficient so please keep an eye on the numbers in the parking lot.

Volunteer dogs (Brenda & Tank, Lisa & Taj, Reg & Ziva, Emily & Maze) will run at 10:00 am and 12:45 pm.


NW1-level Group A (10:30 – 11:30)Team
1Carmen & Poppy
2Danica & Teddy
3Debbi & RaMona
4Donna & Piper
5Emily & Ranger
6Jessica & Belle Pepper
7Jill & Loki
8Judy & Murphy
9Kerrie & Siren
10Leah & Duma
NW1-level Group B (11:30 – 12:30)Team
1Linda & Connie
2Melanie & Fletcher
3Miranda & Dasha
4Noelle & Vesper
5Pamela & Jade
6Sheila & Arthur
7Gia & Mae
8Renelle & Sugar
9Susan & Kloo
10Allison & Fable
NW2-level Group A (1:00 – 2:15)Team
1Donna & Chance
2Noelle & Mikko
3Paula & Rivka
4Wendy & Fred
5Susan & Tori
6Allison & Elric
7Gloria & Holly
8Anne & Bonney
9Kelly & Baxter
10Marti & Jagger
NW2-level Group B (2:15 – 3:30)Team
1Jody & Benny
2Hazel & Millie
3Anne & Dan
4Dawn & Victor
5Kathleen & Demi
6Liz & Stewie
7Lynne & Schultzie
8Sara & Adelie
Trees from Hopkinton Stone and Garden
Let’s hope this dude doesn’t show up for the sniff thru!