TWD Hosted NACSW ORT

NACSW

ODOR RECOGNITION TEST

September 11, 2021 

 Roseville, CA 95678

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(Entries are time stamped and must be received at or after 9:00 am Pacific Time August 11, 2021)

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National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Official NACSW™

ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

Odors Tested: Birch, Anise, Clove

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Test Location: Valley Christian Academy
301 West Whyte Avenue, Roseville, CA 95678

Test Host: Tail Wagging Dogs / Lisa Kretner

Certifying Official: Lisa Kretner

Judge: Betsy Ramsey

Entry Cost: $35

Number of Entries: 125

Split into an AM and PM Test

 

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.
Follow 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 entering the test area. Competitors must maintain a minimum of 6’ social distance at this location. 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: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Entries Close: Friday, September 10, 2021 at 9:00 PM Pacific Standard time or when entry limits have been met

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

Entry Method: Entry method will be online only.

Entries
● ENTRIES VIA ONLINE ONLY. A link to Enter the ORT will be available on the www.tailwaggingdogs.net website on the opening date at  TWD Hosted NACSW ORT 
● Payment via PayPal only. (no account needed).
● Entries timestamped BEFORE the opening date and time will not be accepted.
● NO ENTRY SHALL BE MADE AND NO ENTRY SHALL BE ACCEPTED, WHICH SPECIFIES ANY CONDITIONS AS TO ITS ACCEPTANCE.
● OWNERS are responsible for errors when filling in the entry information.

Notification
Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation will be made by email when entries are processed and will include a link to pay your registration fee for the test. Your payment receipt and notification are confirmation of your completed entry. All confirmations will be sent via e-mail with attachment within 7 days of receipt of complete registration form and payment.

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

Entry Requirements

A Qualified Entry is one that meets all the following criteria:
1. Complete entry during the specified entry time frame. The Handler is a NACSW member for the 2021-2022 membership year (8/1/21- 7/31/22).
2. The Dog is registered with the NACSW.
3. 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: Entry fees will be refunded (less $15 admin fee) if notification of your withdrawal from the event is received by the Host by Friday, September 3, 2021 at 5pm (Pacific Time) and your spot is filled. After this date no refunds will be given.

All cancelations must be emailed to Lisa@tailwaggingdogs.net

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
6am-6pm

Site Specific Conditions
You will need to crate in your car. There is limited shade, and the weather varies in September so please bring any necessary supplies for you and your dog (warm or cold) and remember to pick up after your dog. Please place dog waste in designated containers only.

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.

This ORT test is at a Church/School in the gym or outside on the asphalt. The gym floors are a mix of concrete and polished wood flooring. The parking lot is asphalt and the pathway to and from the parking lot to the test area are cement/asphalt; however, you may have to navigate uneven terrain, including speed bumps, raised walkways or cracked and broken asphalt in places to and from as well as in the parking 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 and there will not be separate potty areas or warm up boxes.
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 quietly in the competitor’s vehicle during the test day. There are limited potty areas and unentered dogs should not be allowed to “play”, exercise, or train on the test grounds.

RV Parking
There is No RV space in the parking area and 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
The parking is tight at this location and 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
Smoking is not allowed on this test site, including the use of e-cigarettes.

Hotels
A list of area hotels will be available on the www.tailwaggingdogs.net website.

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 in designated containers only.
● 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 Lisa@tailwaggingdogs.net 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
Spectators are not permitted in the search area during the ORT except immediate family members/friends of the dog/handler team, NACSW™ officials, approved NACSW™ guests, ORT staff, adults accompanying a minor, or CNWI in training as approved by the certifying official. Participants in the ORT may not be spectators for other participants in the same ORT, even after completing their own ORT, regardless of which odor they want to observe.

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
Atlantic Street Veterinary Hospital / Pet Emergency Center
1100 Atlantic St, Roseville, CA 95678
916-783-4655

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 agrees that the NACSW, Tail Wagging Dogs/Lisa Kretner, Valley Christian Academy, Tabernacle Baptist Church] 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 Lisa Kretner, Lisa@tailwaggingdogs.net

Entry Form Information:
Tail Wagging Dogs/Lisa Kretner
NACSW™ – Odor Recognition Test

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Valley Christian Academy
301 West Whyte Avenue
Roseville, CA 95678

$35.00 Registration Fee – Payment by PayPal only.

ONLINE ENTRY ONLY at TWD Hosted NACSW ORT 9.11.2021

Entries timestamped before the opening date and time will not be accepted.

Do not mail the entry below – it is for your information purposes only.

Questions: Contact: Lisa Kretner, Lisa@tailwaggingdogs.net
Odor: □ Birch □ Anise □ Clove

Test date(s): Saturday, September 11, 2021

Dog’s Call Name _____________________________________________________

Breed(s) ______________________

Dog’s NACSW #________________

Handler’s Name _____________________________________________________

Handler’s NACSW Membership # ____________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________

City __________________ State _________ Zip________

Phone where you can easily be reached __________________________

E-mail Address _____________________________________________________

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

Please contact your host at least 1 day before the ORT if your female dog will be in season.

All confirmations will be sent via e-mail with attachment within 7 days of receipt of complete registration form and payment. If you require a confirmation via USPS, you must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

I/We hereby assume all risks of, and responsibility for, accidents and/or damage to myself or to my property or to others, resulting from the actions of my dog. I/We expressly agree that Tail Wagging Dogs, Lisa Kretner, Valley Christian Academy, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 301 West Whyte Avenue, Roseville, CA 95678, and/or NACSW 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 my person, for loss or injury to my property, whether due to uncontrolled dogs or negligence of any member of said groups, or any other cause, or causes.

Signed: ___________________________________Date: ______________________

 

Payment for test spot is due within 48 hours of receiving notification that you have a spot in the test.