Trials/ORTs

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

 Official NACSW™ 

 ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

 

Odors Tested:

Birch, Anise, Clove

 

Date:

Saturday, February 6, 2021

 

TEST LOCATION:

The Doggie Spot 

12-A East Main Street

Shawnee OK 74801

 

Test Host:
Marcia Koepke

 Test Secretary

Marcia Koepke 

12- A East Main Street

Shawnee OK 74801

Certifying Official:

Khara Schuetzner

Judge:

Deanna Butler 

 Entry Cost:

$25 per odor 

 Number of Entries

100

 Second Dog Policy

No Second Dog

 

Opening Date

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10 AM Central time

Entries Closes

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 10 AM Central Time 

 NACSW is requiring that all attendees adhere to social distancing – maintaining 6’ of distance – at all trials until further notice even if your jurisdiction has relaxed their requirements or recommendations. Social Distancing requirements at an event are MANDATORY. There is no option to mutually consent to be closer together than 6’. Please be respectful that your proximity or request for proximity may make others uncomfortable. Please review the document COVID-19 Event Guidelines that is located in Google docs and was emailed to the membership on 5/8/2020.

 In addition to those guidelines the following changes and guidelines are in effect for this trial due to COVID-19.

All attendees (participants and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks in the search.
Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Running of vehicles is permitted.
Participants are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer.   

If there are any changes or updates that information will be included in your final details information that will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the ORT weekend. 

Entry Method

Online entry and Paypal for payment

 Entries

Entry will be electronically on www.thedoggiespot.com website. All liability waivers will be done electronically once payment has been received. 

Notification

Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation, will be made by email when entries are processed for those handlers that provide an email address. 

 Test Site Hours 

The Doggie Spot will be open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021

 Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.

 

Entry Requirements

A Qualified Entry is one that meets all the following criteria:

  1. Complete entry during the specified entry timeframe.
  2. The Handler is a NACSW™ member for the 2020-2021 membership year (8/1/20- 7/31/21).
  3. The Dog is registered with the NACSW™.
  4. 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 

No dog will be given more than one space in the same odor test at a single event.

 Results

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 10 am central time Friday, January 29, 2021 – Full refund minus $5 processing fee. For cancellation of entries after 0 am central time Friday, January 29, 2021 – a refund will only be issued if a note is provided from a doctor or veterinarian.

 

All cancelations must be emailed to marcia@thedoggiespot.com

 

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.

 

Test Location:
Site Specific Conditions

The parking lot is gravel, there are three stairs leading into the training facility.  The ORT test is next to a marijiuman shop and a fire station is one block North of the testing site. The flooring for the test area is ¾ inch interlocking, foam titles.  There is a large mirror in the training area. 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 will not be reactive dog parking at this test. 

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

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.  

RV Parking

 There is space for RVs to park in the competitor parking area during the test day. To reserve a space, you will need to contact the host after you receive a confirmation that you have received a space in the test. Email Marcia@thedoggiespot.com to reserve RV space. No overnight RV parking is available.

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.

Running Vehicles or Generators in the parking lot

There is ample parking and we will have a separate parking area for those wishing to run their vehicles or generators during the day.

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.

Dog Policies

  • 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.   

 

Females in Season

Will be allowed to run wearing “pants” at the very end of the running orders after all other dogs have been judged. Females in season will be parked and pottied in areas separate from the other dogs while at the test if the location logistics permit. Handlers must contact Marcia@thedoggiespot.com so plans can be made for the dog.

 

ADA Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request accommodation(s), please email ADA@nacsw.net.  Please include your name, ORT date, ORT host name, and your requested accommodation(s).

 

Spectators
To minimize the number of people on site, anyone not volunteering, competing, or officiating should stay home except in the case where someone requires support to travel to the event. Spectating is currently not allowed. An adult accompanying a minor must be present during the searches. Everyone at the trial site must sign the waiver provided by the host and comply with all event requirements.

 

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed on this test site, including the use of e-cigarettes

 

Hotels

Dog Friendly Hotels

La Quinta Inn & Suites Shawnee

5401 Enterprise Ct, Shawnee, OK 74804—Pet Friendly

(405) 275-7930

Days Inn Shawnee

5107 N Harrison Street, Shawnee, OK 74804

(405) 275-6720

Super 8 Shawnee

4900 N Harrison, Shawnee, OK 74804— Pet Friendly

(405) 275-0089

Motel 6

4981 N Harrison St, Shawnee, OK 74804— Pet Friendly

(405) 275-5310

 

 

Veterinarians

Tecumseh Vet Clinic

2306 E Walnut St, Tecumseh, OK 74873

(405) 598-3719

 

Rules

Complete rules are available at www.NACSW.net. It is the responsibility of each competitor to read and understand the current NACSW™ Rule book prior to participating in a NACSW™ event.

 

Liability

By registering for the ORT Test, the competitor hereby assumes all risks of, and responsibility for, accidents and/or damage to her/himself or to her/his property or to others, resulting from the actions of her/his dog. The competitor expressly agree that the NACSW™, Marcia@thedoggiespot.com and its assignees or any other person, or persons, of said groups, shall not be held liable personally, or collectively, under any circumstances, for injury, and/or damage to her/himself, for loss or injury to property, whether due to uncontrolled dogs or negligence of any member of said groups, or any other cause, or causes. The competitor also agrees to assume all financial liability that may be incurred by the NACSW™ due to the actions of themselves or their dogs regardless of the cause.

 

Sportsmanship

All competitors/handlers and spectators are expected to follow the rules of the NACSW™ and demonstrate good sportsmanship. This includes making sure the hide placements are unknown to the handler prior to testing and kept secret from other competitors. Please do not discuss hide placement or any details of a dog’s performance that may provide information or clues to other handlers or may be overheard.

 

Questions
All Test related questions, contact Marcia Koepke marcia@thedoggiespot.com