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NEW! NOSEWORK themed Car Magnet

All I care about is NOSEWORK  And like maybe 3 people.

This is a custom design from K9NW Source.

The 1st of a series of Nosework themed designs.

These magnets are a bit larger 4″ x 6″ Oval.



Visit our other Magnet “Brags” at:

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Before you know it the Holidays will be upon us.

We can create custom gift packages for your Instructor, Friends and Students.

This Nosework themed M & Ms package was a huge hit in 2014 so we are bringing it back.

Paw Print, Bone, “K9NW” and “SOURCE” on Blue, Green and Red M&Ms. In 1.5 oz packages. Stock is available with our business card Header or bags that you can attach another header to.

Pricing is $5 per package

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Murder at the Mansion: Mock – NW2, NW3 and Elite Level Teams

Photos from the June 12, 2016, “Murder Mystery” Mock NW2, NW3 and Elite Searches held at Welkinweir. Click on an image for a slideshow.



62 Teams participated in NW2, NW3 and Elite style searches.


Special thanks to my Daughter Dani and my Husband Ed Bacon.   I could not do any of these extra “Fun” crazy Nosework Events without them.

Sorry that we did not get many pictures the “Crime Scene Photographer” (My Husband)  was VERY busy and there was just too much to cover.

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2016 … May the SOURCE be with you!

2015 was a year of ups and downs.

K9 NWSource tripled in volume and we made many new friends in the world of “Nosework”.

I was forced to close for part of the summer when an unexpected illness struck in April and then again in July. It was a herculean feat but with the help of family and friends K9 NWSource re-opened in Nov of 2015. With many new products being added each week. A “T” Shirt campaign on showcased our original design “May the SOURCE be with you”. My daughter Dani came to work Part Time at K9 NWSource and we would not be able to continue without her.

My adult Belgian Trevurens Rory and Skye both pulled me thru NW3’s. The youngest Terv Trace got his NW2 the same month he had just turned 1 year old.

I sat on the sidelines for many months recuperating from an extended illness. Great support from my extended “Nosework” family was very appreciated and a great help to get me back to the sport I love.

We have requested to host another trial in 2016!

Will keep you posted.


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Orders may be placed April 1st thru April 9th   —  but will NOT be fulfilled until April 10th.

APRIL 1st 12pm (EST) thru and April 9th at 12pm …
… you may place an order but is will not be processed until I get home the afternoon of April 9th.
  • Orders will be proceeded in the order that they are received.
  • Please do not place an order if it is time sensitive.
  • If you later wish to cancel your order please contact us before April 9th.
  • Feel free to contact me by e-mail if you have a specific question.
  • All items are currently in-stock and we anticipate being able to process all orders and ship by April 10th.
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How to use Straws for Hides

I started using straws over 2 years ago. It seemed silly to use Heat Shrink Tape (which has great uses see upcoming blogs) to make a round long straw type hide. The benefits of straws are:
  • Inexpensive     /     Come in different colors     /   Cut them easily to any length     /     Will fit into the tiniest of spaces
  • Keeps the Q-Tips from contaminating surfaces     /    Hemostats can pull them out     /    Smallest container choice for “Hides”

Straws are available in Black, Brown, Clear and Green. Using Hemostats and wearing Gloves is recommended to load straws. Hemostats will most likely be needed for placement and removal of straw hides.

Straw Hides in Tubes for carrying
Straw Hides in Tubes for carrying


Channeling exercise.
Channeling exercise.
Sparky finds "Source"
Sparky finds “Source”

After aging the hide for about a hour we ran 4 dogs on this “Birch Hide”. Note that the bottom of the straw was pinched closed to have most of the scent go out the top just under the slate.

ORT-Birch level dogs took the longest to source this difficult hide. The slight wind was pulling the odor towards the right of this picture. Also there was a stream below and the moisture of the water was probably also a factor in the scent traveling to the right. They were able to get within a few inches and we rewarded right at source.

NW1 level dogs did some bracketing (one tried to get behind the wall) and then alerted on source.

NW2 and NW3 dogs were able to work out the problem the quickest without “chasing the odor” .

VIDEO POSTS will accompany these post very soon!


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K9 Nose Work Supplies and Training for better results

K9 Nose Work is fast becoming the post popular dog sport around. Their are few ways to have more fun with your dog and improve the relationship you have with your “best Friend”.

One of the best ways to improve your performance in Trials, ORTs and practice sessions is to train with a certified instructor. You can find a list at:

Buy the best assortment of supplies you can from reputable companies.  There are several.

If you have an idea or a product your are looking for please contact me at:

CUSTOM packages are always available. We ship within 24hrs of your payment. Often Same Day!