NACSW: NW2 Trial Prep Course
NACSW: NW2 Trial Prep Course
NACSW: NW2 Trial Prep Course
NACSW: NW2 Trial Prep Course

NACSW: NW2 Trial Prep Course

NACSW: NW2 Trial Prep Course

Regular price $230.00
  • Student Session: August 12th.
  • NACSW Program
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Effective Training Technique
  • Recorded & On-Demand
  • Continual Access

The NW2 Trial Prep class will mentally and physically prepare teams for NACSW™ NW2 trials. Some of the topics covered include training with distractions, searching for multiple hides and solving converging odor problems, how to read your dog sourcing an inaccessible hide, covering the search area, working under pressure as well as tips on how to prepare for the day of the trial will be covered.


Congratulations! You’ve passed an NW1 trial and now you’re onto NW2. There are many new skills your team will need to tackle in this more difficult level including:  moving on from hides, converging odor, inaccessible hides, distractors in containers and building stamina.  We will cover all of these topics and more in this course.

That’s a lot of changes from NW1! No worries – this class will prepare you for whatever you might see in an NW2 trial so you can have a FUN and successful day with your best friend.


Team should have passed an NW1 trial.


"I enjoyed the instructor, the short but effective lessons with regard to the challenges at the NW2 level, the lesson plans and exercises that address the challenges in the NW2 level. I have entered a second NW2 trial this spring in hopes of earning the title. We NQ'd in our first NW2 trial in the last thirty seconds of the last search. I just didn't get my dog into the scent cone for the third hide. Heartbreaking. But, learned a hard lesson that day. Have been working the skills and exercises in the lesson plans in preparation. It was a great class. I look forward to taking the NW3 trial prep class. I am a watcher, but appreciate the opportunity to submit a video or questions if I want to do so." Diane W.


Are you planning to enter a NW2 trial?

Ensure you and your dog are ready for the challenge with the training and handling tips provided in this course.


  • Preparing for Trial
  • Moving on from Hides
  • Converging Odor
  • Inaccessible Hides
  • Distractors
  • Building Stamina


  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • back-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10-15' long line
  • LOTS of small, non-crumbly treats that YOUR dog finds rewarding
  • 20-25 containers (cardboard, plastic or metals - at least the size of a shoe box)
  • Odor kit that includes: Birch, anise and clove, several hide vessels (tins, tubes, straws) and way to secure your hides (Museum Putty, Glue Dots, etc.)

NACSW Program Instructor

Lori Timberlake

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An intensive learning experience, you will submit weekly homework and video assignments to the instructor to review and provide feedback on.


- Full access to all course materials.
- Access to Student Facebook Group.
- Submit homework and videos.
- Detailed review from instructor.


Enhanced option allowing for 1 video review and questions answered without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.


- Full access to all course materials.
- Go through the material at your own pace.
- May have 1 video reviewed by instructor.
- Email support from instructor.


Basic access option which grants the greatest level of flexibility. Go through the material at your own pace and add video reviews when needed.


- Self-taught option.
- Full access to all course materials.
- May add video reviews for a fee.
- May add email support for a fee.

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