Pink Biscuit K9s

Hone your NW Trial Skills with Steve DeTata

Steve will set searches based on the level you are competing and provide feedback for each individual team.  

NW3 Teams will have the opportunity to practice and refresh themselves on the new rules that went into place this past January.


Santa Clara Elementary School

20030 East Telegraph Rd

Santa Paula, CA 93060


Saturday June 27th, 9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday June 28th, 8 AM - 4 PM

With a 1/2 hour lunch break

June 27, 2020 - NW1 and NW2 levels, dogs must be proficient on odor(s) for level working.

June 28, 2020 - NW3 and Elite, dogs must be proficient on all three odors.

Ten working teams per day. You must work the same dog all day.

Cost - $200 per working team.

Set up and crating out of your vehicle.

Refunds - Prior to 5 PM  June 21, 2020 full refund minus $50 processing fee, only if working spot can be filled.  After 5 PM June 21, 2020, no refunds.

COVID-19 Guidelines will be in place.  Failure to comply with our guidelines, you will be asked to leave.  No refund given.

Questions please email

Steve DeTata Working Workshop

June 27 and 28, 2020

Steve DeTata, NACSW Certified Nose Work Instructor, has been involved in K9 Nose Work since 2010.  In
2013, he and his dog, Juliet (American Pit Bull Terrier) became the 9 th team in the nation to earn the
Nose Work 3 Elite Title, achieving the Title in 5 Nose Work 3 Trials, and in 2015 achieved their Elite 1
Title in the minimum two trials before Juliet retired from competing due to health reasons. Steve and
Juliet were invited to the 2014 NACSW National Invitational, where the top 31 Nose Work teams in the
country competed.  They finished in First Place on day one and were one of twelve teams to advance to
the Finals. They were invited to the 2015 NACSW National Invitational, where they again advanced to
the Finals, being only one of four teams to make it to the Finals both years.

Steve and his second dog, Bella (American Pit Bull Terrier) have two Nose Work 3 Titles. Steve and his
dogs received pronounced designations at NW1, NW2 and NW3 trial levels and achieved a first place
overall finish at NW2, and two second place overall finishes and one third place overall finish at NW3.

Steve has been instructing K9 Nose Work since 2013. He teaches beginning level to Summit League
competitors in NACSW and Novice to Detective Classes in AKC. He has had over 50 different breeds of
companion dogs in his classes. His students routinely finish in the top three in trials, individual searches
and receive pronounced designations. His students have achieved perfect 100 scores at NACSW Elite
Division Trials, Elite Champion Titles, Summit League Titles and Detective Class Titles in AKC Scent Work.

Steve has attended numerous detection dog seminars, attended FEMA and CARDA search dog training
sessions and took part in a year-long Naval Research Lab Detection Dog Study with his dog, Juliet. He
has implemented K9 Nose Work Enrichment Programs at several shelters in Orange County. Steve is an
AKC Scent Work Judge for Novice through Detective Classes, an Expert AKC Judge responsible for
mentoring prospective Judges, NACSW ORT Certifying Official and Judge and served as the first Western
United States representative for the NACSW Trial Division Rule’s Committee.