National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS
Odors Tested: Birch, Anise, Clove
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Test Location: Torbel’s Canine Connection
1240 Larry Power Road
Bourbonnais IL 60914
Test Host: Torbel’s Canine Connection
Certifying Official: Yolanda Belluso
Judge: Lisa Paul
Entry Cost: $30 per odor tested
Number of Entries: 35-75
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.
Any travel and quarantine recommendations, restrictions and requirements for the trial location and local jurisdiction. All attendees (competitors and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks when not in your vehicle. 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: September 21, 2021 at 8:00am Central Time
Entries Close: October 31, 2021 at 5:00pm Central Time or when entry limits have been met
Second Dog Policy: Maximum 2 dogs per odor per handler. A separate entry must be submitted for the second dog.
First received via online registration and online payment through PayPal. PayPal has an option that allows you to pay with a credit or debit card without a PayPal account. Please scroll down and read the refund and cancellation policy before submitting your entry.
Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation will be made via email when entries are processed.
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). For tests prior to August 1, 2021 use 2020-2021 membership year, for tests August 1, 2021 or later, please use 2021-2022 membership year.
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.
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: Cancellation of entries received via email by 5:00pm Central time on October 31, 2021 will be issued a refund minus a $7 processing fee. No refunds after 5:00pm Central time on October 31, 2021. All cancellations 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
8:30am – 4:00pm
Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.
Site Specific Conditions
The ORT will be indoors on a matted floor at a dog training facility. The facility is located in a strip mall near railroad tracks. A restroom is available but cannot be used while a dog is testing. Indoor crating will not be available. Dogs must remain in the car. Food will not be available. There are several restaurants within a 1 mile radius.
Reactive Dog Parking
There will be reactive dog parking for those that wish to park in this area. There will also be a reactive dog potty area. Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of parking spaces, this policy may be modified at the last minute.
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 will not be available
Running Vehicles or Generators in the parking lot
Those wishing to run their vehicles during the day may do so but 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.
Crating Options Indoor crating will not be available.
Smoking is allowed at this test site but only in the parking area.
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● 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 Yolanda by email firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Space permitting, spectating will be allowed per ORT guidelines as outlined in the rule book. The ORT Certifying Official has the right to limit spectators at their discretion. ORT participants may have a friend or family member video/photograph their test. 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. Participants are not allowed to watch the testing at any time.
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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, Torbel’s Canine Connection,Yolanda Belluso 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 Yolanda Belluso email@example.com