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Did you hear? K9nwsource on Vacation August 2nd thru the 15th.

No orders will be processed while we are on our first vacation in many years!

Please place orders the 1st three weeks in July.

Instructors if you need kits in multiples order as early as possible.

Processing of orders will commence on the 16th in the order in which they were received. You can specify Priority Shipping if you are willing to pay a higher shipping cost.

August is not usually a high volume time for us but I don’t want anyone to be disappointed.

South African Wild Dog Pups.
South African Wild Dog Pups.
More cute Wild Dog Pups.
More cute Wild Dog Pups.


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Trialing in the Woodstock, Ct- June 4th NACSW Elite

Looking forward to a great trial with my best girl “Aurora” ELT-1.

K9NW Source wishes all competitors “GOOD LUCK” and sincerely thanks the Host New England Scent Dogs ( Anne Steciw) and Volunteers.

Need Nosework Supplies and want to save on shipping?

I can bring orders up on the 4th if you are going to be there.

Put Deliver to Woodstock, CT in the Customer Details section above your billing address. You must order by Thursday night June 1st.

Happy 10th Birthday to my girl Rory.
Happy 10th Birthday to my girl Rory.
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AKC to add Scent Work to it’s list of Venues.

Birch, Anise and Clove are the first three Target odors as in NACSW.

AKC chose Peppermint for their 4th Target Odor.     There have been enough complains and concerns that they are looking for suggestions and open to changing to a different Target Oil.  They are sympathetic to our concerns with Peppermint. Here are the criteria.

In choosing a fourth scent, we sought to find one that: 1) Was not too expensive; 2) Was not sticky and difficult to work with, thus increasing the risk of contamination (such as Myrrh and Vetiver that the UKC uses); and 3) Was not malodorous to the handler.

The following is a portion of the letter k9nwsource submitted to the AKC:

I would respectfully ask that you reconsider using Peppermint as your 4th Target Odor.
Too commonly found in many environments. Peppermint Essential Oil is only sold as one botanical variety. Sweet Birch is a different botanical variety than Birch Tar and Anise Seed is a different variety than Anise Star used in baking and candy.
This common oil will certainly & unknowingly turn up in your search environments creating problems for your competitors and hosts. Peppermint is common in many Soaps, Lotions, Cleaning products, Teas, Candy, Soda … just to name a few.
Also handlers adding this Oil to their Target Odor List will incur unnecessary training problems. As there is only one botanical variety of Peppermint they will be TRYING to train their dogs to not alert on Peppermint … “except” the target odor strength and only when in training.

MY Suggestion would be Elemi Essential OIL
A bit incense-like. Thin clear oil. Steam Distilled.
Relatively inexpensive.

Usually sells for the same amount as Clove.

Elemi__Essential Oil
Elemi__Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Canarium Luzonicum

Country of Origin: Philippines and France

Cultivation Method: Standard Cultivation

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled Gum/Resin

Consistency: Thin

Scent: Elemi Essential Oil is a middle note with a medium scent that can be most accurately described by comparing it to a dill pickle coupled with citrus notes. It is known though as being surprisingly fresh and clean.

Cautions: None Known.

Aromatic Description: Fresh, citrusy, peppery, spicy. Elemi is surprisingly fresh and clean. This resin oil is more light, fresh and lemon-like than the other balsamic aromas. It is a bit incense-like, spicy, and slightly camphoraceous, yet softer and balsamic

Perfumery Note: Middle

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Elemi is a gum produced by a tree of the Canarium family, Canarium luzonicum, that is grown in a specific region of the Philippines, south of Manila. 
Mainly between July and November, the tree is tapped by making incisions in its bark and removing a thin strip every day. Trees in their seventh year or older produce abundant quantities of the gum, which is harvested weekly. Fresh Elemi gum is bright white in color. It retains a pasty consistency that enables it to be molded into the wooden boxes in which it is traditionally exported. 

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Like to see your dog featured on our site?

We want to show-case your “Super Sniffer!

Judy B. with Gracie
Judy B. with Gracie
Nick C. with Sophie.
Nick C. with Sophie.

K9 NWSource offers a huge array of products to “play” Nosework. Many items are exclusive to our site. We would love to see how you are using your favorite items.

Please send us pictures of your dog finding “SOURCE”. Let us know how and why you chose the particular hide product. A close-up of the hide would be great too.

Pictures will be posted to a new section under construction “How to use our Scent Work products”.

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Success in 2017 with Fresh Target Oils and Q’s

Happy 2017!

This is the best time for a new batch of Scented Q’s prepared with fresh new Essential Oils.

Probably you know to look for Steam Distilled Oils not Solvent Extracted. Organic whenever possible. Stored in Amber glass and kept at room or cooler refrigerator temperature.

Did you know that the Shelf Life of your Essential Oils is Approx 2 years from the harvesting of the oil?  So if your oil is older than 18 months to 2 years it is probably due for a replacement. Lot’s of handlers are using more oil now to scent their Q’s. That maybe because they are using older oil that just does not have that “Top Note” anymore. Place TWO drops of oil on a cotton pad and let it sit in a baby food size jar. Take the lid off after a couple of hours. When you unscrew the top you should get a good whiff of clean smelling essential oil.

If you compete your dog is going to be sourcing the Freshest Essential Target Odor Oil on freshly made all Cotton/Paper Q’s in a brand new hide container.

You probably spend quite a bit on Classes, Training, Competing and Traveling.

The best and least expensive investment you can make is in Fresh Oil and New Clean Hide Containers.

These new Essential Oil Kits have been added now to our extensive array of choices in Nosework Supplies.



All 3 NACSW Target Odor Essential Oils in a 1 Dram Size Set Inside a Snap Tight Container.


All 5 UKC – Target Odor Essential Oils in 1 Dram Size Inside a Snap Tight Container.
All 4 C-Wags – Target Oil Essential Oils in 1 Dram Size Inside a Snap Tight Container.
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Gift Certificates … it’s not too late!

Still looking for that perfect HOLIDAY present?

We send you and or your recipient an e-mail they can use to order.

Choose from the denominations listed or e-mail me your request for a specific amount.

Gift Certificates


Gift Certificates