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National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS
Birch, Anise and Clove
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020
Cedar Grove Ruritan Club
6116 Efland – Cedar Grove Rd, Cedar Grove, NC 27231
Whole Dog Institute
P.O. Box 51081
Durham NC 27717
NO BSL restrictions.
Certifying Official: Nancy Osborne
Judge: Amy Harris
Entry Cost: $35
Number of Entries: 90 odor tests
Second Dog Policy
Second dog will be allowed.
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Noon EDT
Friday, May 22, 2020 or when entry limits have been reached
First Received By USP Mail. Overnight deliveries must have the signature waived box checked.
TELEPHONE, FAX, UNSIGNED ENTRIES, AND ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES cannot be accepted.
RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee.
ENTRIES MUST BE MADE ON THE ATTACHED ENTRY FORM.
NO ENTRY SHALL BE MADE AND NO ENTRY SHALL BE ACCEPTED, WHICH SPECIFIES ANY CONDITIONS AS TO ITS ACCEPTANCE.
OWNERS are responsible for errors in making out entry forms.
EXPRESS MAIL entries must include signature permitting them to be left at the secretary’s address without recipient’s signature.
Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation, will be made by email when entries are processed for those handlers that provide an email address. If you require a confirmation via USPS, you must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with your entry. Your payment receipt and notification is confirmation of your completed entry
Test Site Hours
Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.
A Qualified Entry is one that meets all the following criteria:
Complete entry during the specified entry time frame.
The Handler is a NACSW™ member for the 2019-2020 membership year (8/1/19- 7/31/20).
The Dog is registered with the NACSW™.
Dogs participating in an Odor Recognition Test (ORT) must be at least six months of age.
For information on how to register or become a member go to www.NACSW.net
Trial Eligibility and ORTs
An ORT must be taken and passed at least 14 days before a trial opening date to be eligible for the first draw period.
Basic Description of Test
To successfully pass an ORT a dog must identify the location of the target odor and the handler must correctly call an “alert” within a three-minute time period. The Odor Recognition Test consists of a drill type exercise which requires 12 closed boxes set up in a pattern of one or two rows, spaced a minimum of 48” apart. The ORT is conducted on leash. Complete information can be obtained on the NACSW™ website.
All exhibitors should obtain and review a copy of the NACSW™K9 NOSE WORK® RULE BOOK. You may get it from their website: www.NACSW.net
During the odor re-sets, the official results sheet will be brought out to the parking area for testers to photo or review. We recommend you verify your results on the official results sheet and let your host or judge know if you have any questions regarding your results.
Refund and Cancellation Policy:
For cancellation of entries on or before 5 p.m. EDT May 15, 2020 – Full refund minus $10 admin fee. For cancellation of entries after 5 p.m. EDT May 15, 2020 – no refunds will be issued unless the space can be filled in which case a refund will be issued minus a $10 admin fee.
All cancellations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry Fees shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, or excused by the NACSW™ official or judge.
This cancellation and refund policy applies to competitors that must withdraw for any reason including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency, and personal or work-related reasons.
If the Odor Recognition Test (ORT) cannot take place or be completed by reason of fire, civil disturbances, an Act of God, public emergency, or any other cause beyond the control of the ORT organizers, then the ORT host will make their best effort to provide partial refunds after recouping their expenses.
Site Specific Conditions
This ORT is being held at a Ruritan Club and consists of a large gym that is not air conditioned. The gym has typical basketball style flooring (shiny and slick). There are no stairs at entrances. The parking lot is level and graveled. There is no shade in the parking lot. Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, the expected test area, parking, and/or pathways may be modified at the last minute.
Reactive Dog Parking
There is not reactive dog parking at this site but there should be room to park farther away if desired. Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, this policy may be modified at the last minute.
Unentered dogs must remain in the competitor’s vehicle during the test day. There will be ample potty areas, but unentered dogs should not be allowed to “play”, exercise, or train on the test grounds.
There should be space for RV parking but there are no hook ups. Please let me know if you want to bring an RV to confirm.
Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, this policy may be modified at the last minute.
- All dogs must be on a 6’ leash at all times when not being tested. NO flexi-leashes while not participating in a test.
Reactive and/or spatially challenged dogs should wear a red bandana (to be provided by the dog’s handler) to help signal others that the dog needs extra space from other dogs.
Dogs will be toileted in designated areas and handlers must pick-up and dispose of waste.
Dogs and handlers must stay in designated areas to avoid contaminating testing space, interrupting a test, or from viewing any part of the testing.
Competitors should expect to keep their dogs confined in a crate or vehicle when not testing and should plan to provide their own shade using canopies or shade cloths.