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NW TEAM Rules

Official Rules & Exercise Descriptions for each Level

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Equipment & Props By Level

All Levels

  1. Tripod and video capabilities- tripod or a videographer (cannot use handler mounted camera)
  2. Target odor and scent vessel (tin/straw and magnet or quake hold to adhere)
  3. Collar/harness and leash
  4. Cones, flagging tape, tape for start line/boundary line

Level 1

  1. Six (6) specified containers (ex: metal switch boxes, socks, open pails, colanders, elbow pipes, cinder blocks)
  2. Chair
  3. Bin/tote/trash can with lip or handle to place hide
  4. One (1) Vehicle (Van, car, truck, trailer, or farm equipment)
  5. Bag to pick up hide to show camera (optional)

Levels 2 & 3

  1. Two (2) different target odors
  2. Two (2) scent vessels (tin/straw and magnet or quake hold to adhere)
  3. Two (2) vehicles (van, car, truck, trailer, or farm equipment)

Level 2

  1. Ten (10) containers with a lid (any type of container)
  2. X-pen or gates
  3. Objects to create a maze
  4. Fruit for distractor in a container
  5. Toy distractor

Level 3

  1. Twelve (12) containers with a lid (any type of container)
  2. Furniture and/or objects for making an obstacle and for deep accessible search
  3. Dairy type food distractor and container (cheese, ranch dressing, yogurt, etc)
  4. Interior space that has not had odor or was well vented afterward