Scent Work Trials July 2024

AKC Scent Work Trials

Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, 2024
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

The Nebraska Kennel Club will be holding Scent Work Trials in July at Iowa Western Community College, Friday thru Sunday, July 12 – 14, 2024! Entries open Wednesday, May 29 at 9am. Click the links below for the Premium List and Entry Form:

Click here for Premium List
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Scent Work Trials December 2023

AKC Scent Work Trials

December 8 – 10, 2023
Werner Park
12356 Ballpark Way, Papillion, NE 68046

The Nebraska Kennel Club will be holding AKC Scent Work Trials December 8 – 10 at Werner Park.

On Friday Dec 8 there will be two trials with the Detective class and the Buried element (N-M) offered in each one.

On Saturday and Sunday December 9 & 10 there will be one trial each day with the following elements offered: Containers (N-M), Interior (N-M), & Exterior (N-M); plus Handler Discrimination (N-M).

Click the following links to view and download the Premium List and Entry Forms:

NKC Scent Work Trials Dec 8 – 10 2023 Premium List
NKC Scent Work Trials Dec 8 – 10 2023 Entry Form

Tracking Test November 2023

AKC Tracking Test

November 12, 2023
Chalco Hills Recreation Area
8901 S. 1554th Street, Omaha, NE 68138

The Nebraska Kennel Club held their 3TD 4TDX Trial November 12, 2023 at Chalco Hills Recreation Area in Omaha, NE.

The test did not fill and we ended up with 1 TD and 2 TDX entries. Oddly enough, all exhibitors were club members.

Our judges this year was Carla Ogert and Jane Jonas. These judges did a fine job of laying tracks!

The temperature was in the 50’s with a calm wind and sunny.

Our first track of the day was the TD. This was run by a 13.5 month old Labrador Retriever. His track was a zig zag 450 yards with 4 turns and 5 legs. Just prior to them running the track a deer jumped the fence from the TD field into the park. Luckily the dog was looking the other way at the time and didn’t see the deer. This boy started really strong. The team got hung up on the third corner but managed to work back and find the track and made it to the glove! Congratulations to Bluff View’s High Voltage From Laughter SWN SEA SBA (Sulley) and Shelly Rehmeier on their new TD title!

The second track was a TDX run by a Golden Retriever. This team struggled on the first leg with distractions. Unfortunately, they could not move on and was whistled. When talking afterwards with the handler, he said they finished the track nicely.

The third track was a TDX run by a Border Terrier. This handler had to work thru his dog finding deer bones early on in his track. After that they had a beautiful road crossing but then took the cross tracks and was whistled. This handler said he felt good with how his dog worked on the rest of the track.

I would like to thank Sue Volkmer for taking on the Chair position.

I would like to thank Jan Hague for taking such good care of our judge.

I would like to thank all of our volunteers which included some new people interested in tracking: Dawn Thrapp, Sharon Brewer, Annie Kelley, Ellen Plouzek, Jan Hague, Lori Tranmer, Adria Bhatnagar, Karen Rueschoff, Alicia Robinson, Barbara Hill, Medora Harper, Irena Harrington, Sheryl Bradbury, Norine Nieman, Mary Ruhe and Ron Weaks.

A HUGE thanks to the following people and businesses who donated to our test and raffle to make this event possible. Thanks Medora Harper and Irena Harrington for setting up the raffle on Saturday.

Nature Dog (Raffle)
Duluth Trading Company (Raffle)
Nebraska Kennel Club (Raffle)
Sue Volkmer (Raffle and Food Donation)
Shelly Rehmeier (Raffle)
Ron Weaks (Raffle)
Medora Harper (Raffle)
Norine Neiman (Raffle)
Sharon Brewer (Raffle)
Babrara Hill (Raffle)
Irena Harrington (Raffle)
Pam Eckstein (Raffle)
Mary Rue (Food Donation)

I feel that our club survives thru our members who all share that special passion for dogs and dog events!

Shelly Rehmeier NKC Tracking Test Secretary

Click here to view photos from the test

Fast CAT September 2023

Fast CAT Event

Saturday & Sunday
September 16 – 17, 2023
H.W. Banner Park
5005 Virginia St
Omaha, NE 68157

The Nebraska Kennel Club hosted AKC Fast CAT events September 16-17 2023 at Banner Park in Omaha. The events were a great success and we’d like to thank everyone who participated for their support.

Click below to view results from the Fast CAT Event:

Saturday September 16 AM
Saturday September 16 PM

Sunday September 17 AM
Sunday September 17 PM

2023 AKC National Tracking Invitational

2023 AKC National Tracking Invitational

September 9 & 10, 2023

The Cornhusker Kennel Club and Nebraska Kennel Club co-hosted the 2023 AKC National Tracking Invitational on September 9 & 10, 2023. The event was a great success and we would like to thank all the judges, volunteers and exhibitors for their support.

For full information please click here to visit the website for the 2023 AKC National Tracking Invitational. Also, click here to visit the Facebook Group Page for the event.

Fast CAT April 2023

AKC Fast CAT Events

April 22-23, 2023
Banner Park
5005 Virginia St
Omaha, NE 68157

The Nebraska Kennel Club would like to thank all the exhibitors, volunteers and the judges for their help in making our April 2023 Fast CAT even a great success!

Click below to see the results from the Fast CAT event.

Saturday April 22 AM
Saturday April 22 PM

Sunday April 23 AM
Sunday April 23 PM

Scent Work Detective Trials July 31, 2022

Scent Work Detective Trials

There were two Scent Work Detective Trials held on Sunday July 31. 2022 at the Dowell Farm, in Glenwood, IA.

Both trials had 13 entries. Trial #1 had 2 passes, Trial #2 had 4 passes. Congratulations to each of the passing teams!

The Scent Work Detective Class offers an integrated search environment with an unknown number of hides in a variety of elements. The intent of the Detective Class is to emulate as closely as possible the work of a true detection dog.