Nose Work Trial Packing List


The Essentials


  • TREATS!!!
  • Bait bag or whatever you use for your treats/rewards
  • Long line & harness/collar for searching
  • Regular 6 ft (or shorter) leash & everyday harness/collar for potty breaks
  • Water and water bowl
  • Crate, Ex-pen with a cover, or seatbelt harness to SECURE dog in your vehicle


  • Food and Water
  • Chair to set up outside your vehicle
  • Closed toe shoes

Other Helpful Items

For the Canine!

  • Blanket or mat for your dog’s crate
  • Sun shades for your vehicle
  • Aluminet or similar for hot weather use to cover your vehicle and magnets/clips to secure it
  • Battery operated fan
  • Extra blankets in cold weather to cover your dog’s crate
  • Warm weather – Cooling mat and/or jacket
  • Battery powered music playing device
  • Any clothing you think your dog may need including boots
  • Pet friendly bug spray

For the Human!

  • Tent or other canopy to set up behind your vehicle
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/visor
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Rain Gear
  • Waterproof shoes (especially helpful for more “woodsy” trial sites in the morning when the grass is still very wet!
  • Training Journal so you can write down any notes
  • Gloves
  • Book
  • Tablet
  • Medications you might need/want
And anything else that makes sense!
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