Premium: June 17, 2017 ORT

Agile Paws Dog Sports

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Odor Recognition Tests

Odors: Clove, Anise, Birch

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Location
Los Amigos Elementary School
8498 9th St.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Entry method: First received, through online registration form.
Payment by check must be received within 7 days of registering.

Entries close: June 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm or when entry limits (100 tests) have been met.
Once entry limits are met, teams will be place on a wait list.

Cost: $35.00 per dog, per odor.
Maximum two dogs per handler per odor.
Complete a separate registration form for each dog.

Closed

Test Site Hours: 8:00am – 3:00pm.
Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.

Odor
Clove, Anise, Birch

Test Secretary
Tammy Wilson
10019 Oakgrove Dr.
Alta Loma, CA 91737-2947
trials.apds@gmail.com

Veterinarians
Rancho Regional
11981 Jack Benny Dr., Suite 101
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 941-0841

Test Site Information

This site is a school and the test will be held in the multipurpose room on linoleum.

Dogs will be pottied in designated areas and handlers must pick-up and dispose of waste.

Dogs and handlers must stay in designated areas.

Competitors should plan to provide their own shade using canopies or shade cloths or you may crate under cover outside the building.

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

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.

Entries/Registration
Payment is required within 7 days of your entry. Please include Handler and Dog’s name and mail your check, payable to Agile Paws Dog Sports, to:

Tammy Wilson
10019 Oakgrove Dr.
Alta Loma, CA 91737-2947

Returned Checks do not constitute a valid entry fee. A charge of $35.00 for each returned check will be assessed.

Refund Policy

Cancellations made on or before June 1, 2017 by 5:00pm will be refunded minus a $10 administration fee. No refunds after this date. All cancellations must be emailed to trials.apds@gmail.com

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.

No part of the fee will be refunded if the trial 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 trial organizers.

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.

Smoking:
Smoking is not allowed on this trial site, including the use of e-cigarettes.

Hotels and Directions
A list of area hotels will be listed here.

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.

Entries:

  • Telephone, fax and unsigned entries cannot be accepted.
  • Returned checks do not constitute a valid entry fee. A charge of $35.00 will be made for each returned check.
  • 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 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 crated or 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 test 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.

Email 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 on 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