The sport of Nose Work was started by a group of friends in California around 2012. NACSW-National Association of Canine Scent Work made an appearance in the Pittsburgh area around 2012. WCOTC started offering classes with club members as instructors. As the popularity of the sport grew so did our classes-from one Wednesday evening spot to 3. We held seminars, Mock ORTs (odor recognition tests), Official ORTs and other events. Club members entered NACSW trials with great success.
When AKC accepted Scent Work as an approved sport in 2016 WCOTC was ready. We already had a program in place, we knew how to hold trials- since many of our members had been volunteering for NACSW events for years.
We proudly held our first AKC Scent Work trial in October 21-22, 2017. We were the first trial in Pennsylvania! We continue to offer exceptional classes and host trials.