Trials/ORTs

 

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Official NACSW™

ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

Odors Tested: Odors: Birch, Anise, Clove

2nd dogs welcome

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Test Location:  The Doggie Spot, 12-A East Main Street, Shawnee OK

Test Host: Khara Schuetzner/Sally Sherdian

There is no BSL in Shawnee OK

Certifying Official: Khara Schuetzner

Judge: Deanna Butler

Entry Cost: $25/per dog per test

Number of Entries: 100

Event attendees are required to adhere to the NACSW COVID-19 Event Guidelines and Rules

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

Competitors are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Running of vehicles is permitted. Competitors are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

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.  Participants are responsible for staying up to date on any jurisdictional requirements for their home location as well as the trial location including any travel guidance.  

 

 ORT ENTRY INFORMATION

Opening Date: [Friday, June 18, 2021] at [5 p.m. Central Time]

Entries Close: [September 20, 2021] at [5 p.m. Central Time] or When entry limits have been met

Second Dog Policy: Two dogs per handler for each odor tested.

Entry Method

Entries will be made online. Waivers and information will be filled out online. Payment due at time of registration.

Notification

Your payment receipt from paypal notification is confirmation of your completed entry

Entry Requirements

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

  1. Complete entry during the specified entry time frame.
  2. The Handler is a NACSW member for the 2021-2022 membership year (8/1/21- 7/31/22).
  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 the 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. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

The following cancellation policy applies:

For cancellation of entries on or before 5 PM Pacific time September 20, 2021 – Full refund minus $10 processing fee. For cancellation of entries after 5 p.m. September 20, 2021: No refund will be issued after this date. 

All cancelations must be emailed to [info@thedoggiespot.ocm]

Entry fees shall not be refunded if a dog or handler 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 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 test organizers, then the ORT host will make their best effort to provide partial refunds after recouping their expenses.

LOCATION DETAILS

 Test Site Hours

11 am – until finished

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

Site Specific Conditions

The parking lot is gravel, there are three stairs leading into the training facility.  The ORT test is next to a marijuana 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 [info@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. If you run your vehicle we ask that you move away from others.

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.

Smoking

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

Hotels

A list of area hotels is available here: https://thedoggiespot.com/trials-and-orts/

DOG INFORMATION

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.
  • Refer to location details (above) for information on unentered dogs.

 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 [info@thedoggiespot.com] so plans can be made for the dog.

OTHER INFORMATION

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

Additional guests are welcome, however spectating opportunities may be limited.

Please verify attendance policies with the host before bringing or inviting anyone not volunteering, testing, or officiating.

An adult accompanying a minor must be present during the searches.
Everyone at the test site must sign the waiver provided by the host and comply with all event requirements.

Participants are not allowed to watch the testing at any time.

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, [The Doggie Spot] 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 [Khara Schuetzenr], [info@thedoggiespot.com]

Revised 5/24/2021

The Doggie Spot

NACSW™ – Odor Recognition Test

Saturday, September 25,  2021

The Doggie Spot 

12-A East Main Street

Shawnee OK 74801

$25  Registration Fee – Payment by PayPal 

 

Official NACSW™

 NW1, NW2 Trials

NW1: Saturday, October 23, 2021

NW2: Sunday, October 24, 2021

CLICK HERE FOR PREMIUM

Click here to register for NW1 on Saturday, October 23, 2021

 

Click here to register for NW2 on Sunday, October 24, 2021

TRIAL LOCATION: Shawnee Senior Center 401 N Bell Ave, Shawnee, OK 74801

It is not appropriate to contact or visit the trial location prior to the trial date, nor should training take place on trial grounds once an event is approved/announced. Our locations are real life search environments where people work, go to school, etc. Pre-trial contact or visits risk the host losing the opportunity to use the location again in the future.

Trial Host:
The Doggie Spot, LLC

There is no BSL in Shawnee, OK.

Certifying Official: Becky Miller

Judges: Deanna Butler  and Julie Storey

Entry Cost

NW1: $100 per dog and handler team

NW2: $110 per dog and handler team

Number of Entries

NW1: 50 entries

NW2: 42 entries

 

Official NACSW™

NW3, Elite Trials

November 13-14, 2021

TRIAL LOCATION: Rainmaker Sales Inc, 7251 US-177, Shawnee, OK 74804

It is not appropriate to contact or visit the trial location prior to the trial date, nor should training take place on trial grounds once an event is approved/announced. Our locations are real life search environments where people work, go to school, etc. Pre-trial contact or visits risk the host losing the opportunity to use the location again in the future.

 

Trial Host:
The Doggie Spot

 

Click here to enter NW3: Saturday, November 13, 2021

Click here to enter Elite: Sunday, November 14, 2021

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Certifying Official: Jacy Kelley

Judges: Barb Mauldin/Deanna Butler

 

Entry Cost

NW3: $130

Elite: $150

 

Number of Entries

NW3: 38 entries

Elite: 30 entries

 

One dog per handler per level/element.