Established in 2018, this club is made up of dedicated members with a variety of experiences and a wealth of knowledge in the world of Scent Work. SWCSGF is a tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(7).
In 2019, we began hosting AKC Scent Work Trials in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas, as well as other related activities.
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Noses at Work
Cynthia & Zane
I started scent work as a lark through the Poodle Obedience Club (with Penny). Zane liked it, but obedience competition was his primary sport. When I was forced to retire him, we switched our focus to scent work. I love seeing his confidence build and skill increase as we progress. He is a very happy dog using his nose!
Jim & Dash
Jim got his start in Scent Work in 2011 after reading in Bark Magazine that Nosework had the power to transform shy and reactive dogs. They were right! After just a few months Jim's Labrador Retriever Butters was able to joyfully navigate the world. Team Butters went on to compete at the elite level in the NACSW. Now its Team Dash. Dash is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever with a bright future. At the age of 14 months Dash earned high in trial and her Novice AKC Scent Work title at the SWCF trial in Altadena. That very same month, Dash also earned her NW1 title in the NACSW.
Camille & Buster
Buster is my first dog as an adult, and I quickly realized that he is a dog that most definitely needed a job. We tried other sporting activities before finally landing on scent work, and it's definitely helped with focusing all of his energy to something he truly enjoys, which is strangely sniffing containers. While we're not terribly competitive, I'm always pleasantly surprised at how he performs. I'm grateful for the bond that this sport has helped us create!