National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS
Odors Tested: Birch, Anise, Clove
Date: Saturday, Mar. 12, 2022
Test Location: Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club, 1901 Silverada Blvd #6, Reno, NV 89512
Test Host: Joanna Moritz/Fur and Feather Works, LLC
Certifying Official: Joanna Moritz, CNWI
Judge: Betsy Ramsey, CNWI
Entry Cost: $35 per test
Number of Entries: 100
Entries are now closed
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:
All attendees (competitors and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks when indoors. Competitors are asked to remain 6 feet apart at all times. Running of vehicles is not 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: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 9:00am
Entries Close: Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 5pm or When entry limits have been met
Second Dog Policy: There will be a second setup. A maximum of two dogs per handler may be run for each odor tested.
Entries are now closed.
Payment is preferred by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If necessary, you may mail a check to:
Fur and Feather Works, LLC
9475 Double R Blvd #12
Reno, NV 89521
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 ONLINE ENTRY FORM HERE: https://forms.gle/ZAFF4moPgwud5Ezr5
- If you are having difficulty with the digital form, please email email@example.com
- 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.
Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation will be made by email from firstname.lastname@example.org when entries are processed. 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.
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 2021-22 membership year (8/1/21- 7/31/22).
- 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 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.
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.
The following cancellation policy applies: For cancellation of entries on or before 5 PM Pacific time Friday, February 25th, 2022 – Full refund minus $5 processing fee. For cancellation of entries after 5 p.m. Feb. 25th, 2022:
50% refund will be issued if host can fill your space. No refund will be issued after this date if host can’t fill your space. No refunds will be issued for cancellations during the last 72 hours before the event (meaning, after 9am on Wednesday, Mar. 9th) or no-shows. Please note: Due time constraints, host may opt to not fill cancelled spaces and no refund will be issued.
All cancelations must be emailed to email@example.com.
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.
Test Site Hours
Testing is expected to start around 9:30am and end around 3:30pm.
Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.
Site Specific Conditions
For example: This ORT test is at a dog training facility in a large warehouse space, adjacent to a supermarket and strip mall area. The parking lot is asphalt and the pathway to and from the parking lot to the test area is mostly level, ADA accessible, and asphalt. The flooring in the test area is rubber horse matting. The potty area is gravel and bushes, and located along the street. The human restrooms are inside the testing facility, and so will only be open during testing breaks and re-sets, which will be several times during the day. 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 be reactive dog parking at this test. If you wish to park in reactive dog parking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we may reserve a parking spot for you. However, the potty area is tight, so there will not be a separate potty area for reactive dogs.
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.
We are unable to accommodate any unentered dogs at this location, due to the limited potty areas. Please leave any unentered dogs at home.
No overnight RV parking is available.
Running Vehicles or Generators in the parking lot
Be kind to your neighbors: running your vehicles or generators in the parking lot is not allowed 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..
Smoking is not allowed on this test site, including the use of e-cigarettes.
A list of area hotels and directions will be provided with entry confirmations.
- 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 email@example.com so plans can be made for the dog.
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).
COVID-19 attendance restrictions: Due to COVID-19 and the emergence of the Omicron variant, we need to restrict spectators to one friend/family member only who is there to video/photograph an entrant’s test. They will enter with the dog/handler team, and exit with them. Please leave other guests at home. Please remind your friend/family member spectator to wear a mask when indoors. ORT participants may not video/photograph one another. Children under 18 must always be directly supervised by a parent/guardian. No dogs will be allowed in the spectator area. No unentered dogs with spectators are allowed at the trial. Spectators are reminded that the hide placements must not be discussed nor should they speak with any participants about what they saw until after the test is complete.
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.
ORT participants are not allowed to watch the testing at any time.
Fairgrounds Animal Hospital
2435 Sutro Street
Sierra Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center (open 24/7)
555 Morrill Ave
Advanced Pet Care of Northern Nevada
2001 Prater Way
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.
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, Joanna Moritz/Fur and Feather Works, LLC, Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club, 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.
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.
All Test related questions, contact Joanna Moritz at firstname.lastname@example.org.