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What do you need to start an AKC Class or Program?

AKC regulations specifies 2 drops of essential oil on every Q-Tip head.
K9NWSource “AKC” kits are done that way.
The following are options for you to have the proper regulation scented Q’s and supplies to get started in AKC Scent Work
 
Plan 1: Buy just the AKC Oils and a Tins Kit. You’ll have to make your own Q’s to get started.
AKC Oils:  https://k9nwsource.com/shop/akc-essential-oil/
Tins Kits:   https://k9nwsource.com/shop/loaded-tins-snap-tight-container/
Plan 2: Buy a 4 odor kit with scented Q’s. You’ll be ready to start right away!
AKC Multi Odor Kit – $45.75
https://k9nwsource.com/shop/multi-odor-kits/

AKC-Multi-Odor-Kit

OTHER OPTIONS:

Judges Style AKC KIT – $59.25.   Scented Q’s all 4 Odors and 36 Scent Vessels    https://k9nwsource.com/shop/akc-judges-kit-custom/

“Carry Along” AKC KIT – $48.00   15 Scented Q’s (each odor) to get you started… Plus the oils to make your own Q’s.
https://k9nwsource.com/shop/go-sniff/
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Gold or Silver “Camp” Tin – 8 Hole Slider

2 Colors of 8 Hole “Camp” Tins now available

These tins have been used at many Nosework / Scent Work Camps and by instructors because they are the fasted way to place

  • Fastest way to “age” you’re hides.
  • Quick even dispersal of odor
  • Great for introducing “Cocktails” of multiple odors
  • Price includes a Rare Earth Magnet
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RED 6 Hole Sliders are on SALE*… 50% Off this weekend only!

* Price online is already marked down 50% for 6 Hole RED Sliders only.

K9 NWSource wants to help you reward more quickly and accurately.

  • Humans see red very easily even at a distance.
  • Enables handlers to reward more quickly.
  • Provides a precise location to deliver the reward.
  • Save class time when everyone can see the hide location from a distance.
  • Dogs see only a medium dark grey blending into most backgrounds.
  • Rewarding at source will reduce “Fringing” !

 

Click the PLAY arrow … to see how RED tins almost disappear when viewed by a canine

 

RED TINS:  https://k9nwsource.com/shop/2-sizes-red-slider-tins/

RED HEAT SHRINK:  https://k9nwsource.com/shop/black-plastic-shrink-tape/

RED LIP BALM CAPS:  https://k9nwsource.com/shop/high-visability-red-or-yellow-lip-balm-caps/

*YELLOW “High Visability” HANG HIDES:  https://k9nwsource.com/shop/hang-hide/

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DO ESSENTIAL OILS GO BAD?

Essential oils don’t go rancid, but they can oxidize and deteriorate over time. In other words, they slowly lose their aromatic quality.  Shelf life clock starts at the time of harvesting & distillation. The time that it takes to get to you from the date of harvest can approach a year’s time or more. If an oil is stored correctly it will still be of a high quality an additional….   Birch: 3 – Years    /    Anise: 3 – Years    /    Clove: 1.5 – Years    /    Cypress:  1.5 – Years    /    Vetiver: 5 Years    Myrrh: 5 Years    ….    if the oils are not refrigerated and protected from oxidation cut these guidelines in half!

The shelf life of essential oils can be maximized by storing them in dark glass bottles, keeping their caps tightly closed, and keeping them refrigerated or in a cool, dry location away from sunlight. As you use up the oil from a large bottle, re-bottle the oil into a smaller bottle. This reduces the “headspace,” the amount of oxygen that stays in contact with the oil.

Guidelines for Telling if an Essential Oil Has Deteriorated

  • The aroma has changed
  • The essential oil has thickened
  • The essential oil has become cloudy

 

 

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Labor Day Sale ends with a Bang…. actually more like a “POP”

All “Pop Top” items are On SALE!

This Carry Container for your Loaded Hides will help limit contamination big time!

Place Hides with scented Q’s Inside

  • Put your loaded hide containers in these Pop Tab up to Open and Push Down to Close – AIR TIGHT Bottles.
  • They are translucent so you can see what Hide Containers / Scent Vessels you have without opening them.
  • Have 7 or more hides ready to place.

If you take the added protection of handling these Pop Top Bottles with clean disposable gloves you will have done all you can to limit unintentional spreading of target odor!

https://k9nwsource.com/shop/pop-top-bottles/

*** You can manage these bottles using one hand. Use your thumb to push up on the tab and “Pop” open then press the top down hear the click and it is sealed. ***

https://k9nwsource.com/shop/pop-top-bottles/

PURCHASE EMPTY BOTTLEs OR Loaded with Hide Containers.

Choose carefully from the drop down menu…. there are many options!

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Meet the Staff at K9NWSource

Dani Nadelson owned by “Kerby”
Rob owned by “Trixie”

 

K9NWSource has grown by approx 45% each year!

My daughter Dani Nadelson expressed her interest in someday owning and operating the business. She became a full-time employee last year and is well on her way to that goal.  One of her best suggestions was to hire “Rob”. He has become an indispensable part of our workforce.

It is a pleasure to work with these two fine and dedicated people along with our 3 Trevurens and Dani’s Malinios Kerby.

Many.. Many orders are fulfilled by the 3 of us everyday. Each is handled with the care and individualized attention. We do custom like no-one else. K9NWSource will continue to offer the highest quality of unique Nosework and Scent Work supplies from a knowledgeable “Source”.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS who support this Woman owned Small Business.

We rely on word of mouth advertising. 

 

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100% Biodegradeable and Compostable STRAWS!

100% BIODEGRADEABLE and COMPOSTABLE – Earth friendly Pre-Cut Straws. Straws are 2.25″ long, will hold 1-2 q-tips and protect surfaces from contamination. Sold in a mixed bag of 15 pcs —3 Brown, 3 Black, 3 Green, 3 White and 3 Clear straws.     ECO-Friendy 15 pack 5 colors. Also available 1 of each color in a Kraft paper Tube Brown or Black. Economical and now earth friendly too!
k9nwsource.com/shop/pre-cut-straws

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Glue Dashes is a “thing”

Superior to Glue Dots or Putty. These squares of translucent adhesive will hold any hide/ scent vessel securely inplace until you want to remove it.. No more struggling with putty that gets infused with odor over time.

Industrial strength adhesive made in the USA. Non Toxic. Safe for kids and pets!

Bonds to: Plastic, wood, title, carpet, metal, craft foam, granite, canvas, glass, cement, foam board, fabrics, paper, fiberglass and laminates. Waterproof, weatherproof, adhesive can be cut to size and then cleanly removed off of most surfaces. *NOTE* Read instructions for easy removal of Glue Dashes.

This product is being used at trials to be sure a hide stays in place.
Now you know the “Trick” to setting a good hide 🙂
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CPE ScentSport has arrived!

Canine Performance Events has added a Scent “Sport” competition venue!

We now have even more options to play the scent game with our best friends!

CPE has a long history of 19 years of agility events and has just added Canine Scent Sports to their organization.

Dogs of all breeds and all American dogs may enter. Dogs must be 6 months of age to enter Canine Scent Sports.

CPE Canine Scent Sport rules can be found at: scroll to page 44 for ScentSport rules section:
http://www.k9cpe.com/forms/2019rb.pdf

CPE Web Page for additional Canine Scent Sport and Agility information.
http://www.k9cpe.com/