Official NACSW™ NW3 Trial

Saturday, November 4, 2023

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Trial opens at 12:00 Noon Eastern on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

November 4 NW3 Trial Entry Link


  • The draw period for the trial will open on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern. Entries will be awarded by random draw of all entries received between 12:00 P.M. September 19, 2023 and 12:00 P.M. September 21, 2023.
  • Trial entry will close at the end of the draw if the trial and wait list are deemed full. If the trial and wait list are not full, the trial will remain open for entries until they are deemed full or the day of the trial.
  • We will not be taking payment until you are given a space in the trial. If you are given a space in the trial, you will receive information on how to submit payment. You will then have 48 hours to complete your payment to confirm your space in the trial.

TRIAL LOCATION: YMCA Camp Thunderbird, 9300 Shawonodasee Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832

It is not appropriate to contact or visit the trial location prior to the trial date, nor should training take place on trial grounds once an event is approved/announced. Our locations are real life search environments where people work, go to school, etc. Pre-trial contact or visits risk the host losing the opportunity to use the location again in the future.

Trial Host:  Paws Plus Training, LLC

Certifying Official:  Jo Trent

Judges:  Walt Feno & Greg Wilkie

Elite Entry Cost:  $160 per dog and handler team

Number of Elite Entries: 38 entries
*One dog per handler per level/element.

Event attendees are required to adhere to the NACSW COVID-19 Event Guidelines and Rules.  In addition to those guidelines the following changes and guidelines are in effect for this trial due to COVID-19.  Competitors are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

If there are any significant changes or updates after the draw period, entrants will be notified via email. Competitors are responsible for staying up to date on any jurisdictional requirements for their home location as well as the trial location including any travel guidance.