Feb. 18, 2017 ORT premium

Fur and Feather Works, LLC is proud to host

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

 ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

Odors: Birch, Anise, Clove

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Fur and Feather Works Training Center

9475 Double R Blvd., Reno, NV 89521

Entry method – First received By USPS Mail OR online. Overnight deliveries must have the signature waived box checked.

Entries are open now and will close on Feb. 18th or when entry limits have been met.

To register online:

  • Please complete this form.
  • You may pay via PayPal here: paypal.me/furandfeatherworks (please put the dog’s name and handler’s last name in the “notes” box – this makes our job much easier!)

To register by mail:

          Fur and Feather Works, LLC

          9475 Double R Blvd Ste. B12

          Reno, NV 89521

  • Please make checks payable to Fur and Feather Works

 

Test Site Hours: Sat. Feb. 18 from 11am to 4pm.  Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.  Please remember that the test site is private property and it is not appropriate to visit the site without an appointment.

 

Odor

Birch, Anise, Clove

Test Secretary

Joanna Moritz: Joanna@furfeatherworks.com or (775) 453-5753 (Brigitte, the office manager, may answer. Just ask to have Joanna call you back.)

Veterinarians

Animal Emergency Center (open weekends and nights), 6425 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89511. (775) 851-3600

Test Site Information

Indoor crating is not available at this test site.  This is a very clean climate controlled indoor dog training facility with vinyl flooring and fluorescent lights. There are large photographs of dogs on the walls.  The restroom for humans is located within the test site, so we will schedule bathroom breaks in between odor setups.  The parking lot is asphalt and lit after sunset. Dog potty area consists of landscaped areas with rock and bushes and grass.  Please be prepared to pick up after your dog.  The business next door to us caters to children and families, so please be aware of your surroundings if your dog has issues with kids.  This also means that there may be the sounds of children laughing, running, and playing coming through the walls during the ORT.

All dogs must be on a 6’ leash at all times when not being tested. No flexi-leashes for walking dogs on test site grounds; flexis may be used in the test itself.

Entry Requirements
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. Please make sure your registration is current for the 2016-17 year before entering!

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.

Entry Fee and Second Dog Policy
Entry fee is $35 per dog per odor tested.

Unfortunately, we do not have the space to accommodate additional setups to test more than one dog per handler. If you wish to test more than one dog, we suggest asking a classmate or friend to work your dog for you!  Please remember that all handlers must be current NACSW™ members.

Closing Date
Feb. 18, 2017, or when entry limits have been set. A waiting list will be kept.

Overnight mail entries must have the signature request waived.

Refund Policy
Written notice (email is fine) of cancellation must be given before 5:00pm on Feb. 1, 2017 to receive a full refund.  Any cancellation after 5:00pm Feb. 1, 2017 will NOT be refunded.

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.

 

Directions to Test Site

The easiest way from Highway 580 (formerly 395):

  1. Take the South Meadows Pkwy exit, turn East onto South Meadows, toward Double R Blvd (toward the Wells Fargo Bank)
  2. Turn left onto Double R Blvd (second signal)
  3. After about half a mile, turn left onto Sandhill Rd, then an immediate right into the parking lot of 9475 Double R Blvd.
  4. Veer to the right of the buildings, and continue through the parking lot – the training center is on your left, immediately after Paradise Cove Fun Center.

Dog Friendly Hotels near test site

Homewood Suites by Hilton Reno (about 12 minutes away from test site)

5450 Kietzke Ln, Reno, NV 89511

homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

(775) 853-7100

 

Super 8/Days Inn Meadowood Courtyard (about 12 minutes away from test site, only dogs under 25lbs)

5851 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

wyndhamhotels.com

(775) 829-4600

 

Staybridge Suites Reno (about 3 minutes away from test site)

10559 Professional Cir, Reno, NV 89511

ihg.com

(775) 657-8999

 

Motel 6 (about 15 minutes away from test site)

1901 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

motel6.com

(775) 827-0255

 

 TEST Information – Notice to Exhibitors

THE TEST SITE will be open from 11am to 5pm on Feb. 18, 2017.  Please note that the test site is private property and that it is not appropriate to bring your dog by without an appointment.

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

An ORT must be taken and passed at least 14 days before a trial opening date to be eligible for the first draw period.

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.

ENTRIES:

  • 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, either by online form or USPS mail
  • 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 and must keep them on a 6 foot leash at all times.  No retractable or Flexi leases are permitted in the parking lot; they may only be used during the test. 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 an 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

Interested in volunteering? Click here!

 

 

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