National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS (ORT)
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Fur Better Fur Worse Dog Training
Quad City Dog Center
2390 West Lake Blvd, Davenport, IA
First received By Online Entry.
Entries close April 9th, 2018 at 5pm CST or when entry limits have been met.
Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.
Test Site Hours:
5pm – 10pm Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent in final confirmation email.
Birch, Anise, Clove
3 Briarwood Ln.
Rock Island, IL 61201
Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities
2810 State Street, Bettendorf, IA
Test Site Information:
There will be posted potty areas for your dogs. Dogs will be crated in vehicles during the ORT. All dogs must be on a 6’ leash at all times. No Flexi-leash allowed unless used during your search.
The handler of the dog must be a current member of the NACSW™. The Dog must be registered with the NACSW™. For information on how to register or become a member go to www.NACSW.net. NACSW membership and dog registration needs completed at least 6 weeks prior to the ORT to guarantee that they will receive their score book in time for the ORT. However, participation is now allowed without score books. You must show provide us with your 2016-2017 membership ID and K9 registration ID upon ORT registration. Registrations and memberships to the NACSW™ must be submitted at to them least 14 days prior to the ORT to guarantee that the ID’s are received in time for the event.
Entry Fee & Second Dog Policy
You are welcome to register up to 2 dogs per handler and multiple scents per dog. Hides will be re-located for the second dog, so you will have to wait for all of the dogs to go through the first run of that odor before your second dog can run. Cost is $25 per odor.
Closing Date: Entries close April 9th, 2018 at 5pm CST or when entry limits have been met.
Refund Policy: You must notify us in writing (e-mail or letter) if you choose to cancel your registration. Cancellations received before 15 days of the first day of the ORT will receive a refund of 100% of the entry fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received 15 days or less before the first day of the event. Entry fees shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, or excused by the NACSW™ official or judge.
Video/Photography Policy: ORT participants are allowed to have a friend or family member video/photograph their test. ORT participants are not allowed to video/photograph one another. ORT hosts are not obligated to provide someone to video/photograph.
Test Information: Notice to Exhibitors:
Score books are optional and are not required to participate in an ORT. They are for personal record keeping. If you have lost a scorebook or would like a replacement, you can request a replacement score book that will include all your prior NACSW results. Log in to your account at: http://www.nacsw.net and under the "My Account" section, go to "My Dogs" and choose the option to order a replacement score book there. The cost is $20.
NO SPECTATORS ARE PERMITTED IN THE SEARCH AREA during the ORT except NACSW™ officials, adults accompanying a minor, CNWI-in-training, or immediate family members/friends of the dog/handler team currently being tested.
● TELEPHONE, FAX, UNSIGNED ENTRIES, AND ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES cannot be accepted.
● RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee. A charge of $25.00 will be made for each returned check.
● 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.
DOGS PRESENT will not be permitted to roam. Exhibitors are responsible for the behavior of their dogs. The owner of each dog is solely responsible for having it ready when it is to be judged. Be prepared to keep your dog in your car when not being tested or on leash at all times. There is no inside crating at this test.
FEMALES IN SEASON – Contact your test host at least 1 day before the ORT if this becomes a possibility
DOGS PARTICIPATING in ORT must be at least six months of age and must appear to be healthy on trial day and should be current on all vaccinations required by law.
Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/CONFIRMATION will be made when entries are processed for those handlers that provide a correct email address. If you require a confirmation via USPS, you must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with your entry.
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