National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC® Official NACSW™
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS
Birch, Anise & Clove
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Two Paws Up Dog Training
28846 Nagel Court, Suite C
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Two Paws Up Dog Training/Stephanie Challand
28846 Nagel Court Suite C
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
NO BSL Legislation
NUMBER OF ENTRIES:
SECOND DOG POLICY:
We will be allowing second dogs
Monday, August 24th, 2020 at 9AM CST
Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 9AM CST
or when entry limits have been met
NACSW is requiring that all attendees adhere to social distancing – maintaining 6’ of distance – at all trials until further notice even if your jurisdiction has relaxed their requirements or recommendations. Social Distancing requirements at an event are MANDATORY. There is no option to mutually consent to be closer together than 6’. Please be respectful that your proximity or request for proximity may make others uncomfortable. Please review the document COVID-19 Event Guidelines that is located in Google docs and was emailed to the membership on 5/8/2020.
In addition to those guidelines the following changes and guidelines are in effect for this trial due to COVID-19.
- All attendees (participants and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks in the search.
- Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Running of vehicles is permitted.
- Participants are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfecting 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.
- RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee.
- A $35 fee will be charged for all RETURNED CHECKS.
- ENTRIES MUST BE MADE ON THE ATTACHED ENTRY FORM or Online.
- OWNERS are responsible for errors in making out entry forms.
Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation, will be made by email 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. Your payment receipt and notification is confirmation of your completed entry.
TEST SITE HOURS:
9 AM – 2 PM
Details regarding check in time and briefing
will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.
A Qualified Entry is one that meets all the following criteria:
- Complete entry during the specified entry timeframe.
- The Handler is a NACSW™ member for the 2020-2021 membership year (8/1/20- 7/31/21).
- 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 & 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 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
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.
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY:
For cancellation of entries on or before 5pm central time Friday, September 4th, 2020 – Full refund. For cancellation of entries after 5 pm Friday, September 4th, 2020 – no refunds will be issued unless the space can be filled in which case a refund will be issued minus a $10 processing fee.
All cancelations must be emailed to: email@example.com
Entry Fees shall not be refunded in the event that a dog 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 Odor Recognition Test (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 ORT organizers, then the ORT host will make their best effort to provide partial refunds after recouping their expenses.
Site Specific Conditions
Test is in a training facility with rubber matting. Parking lot is partially paved / partially graveled. Walking on slightly uneven terrain will be required as you exit the test.
Reactive Dog Parking
Due to the size of the parking lot there will not be specific reactive dog parking at this location. 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 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.
There is no RV parking at this location.
- 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.
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 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).
To minimize the number of people on site, anyone not volunteering, competing, or officiating should stay home except in the case where someone requires support to travel to the event. Spectating is currently not allowed. An adult accompanying a minor must be present during the searches. Everyone at the trial site must sign the waiver provided by the host and comply with all event requirements.
Smoking is not allowed on this test site, including the use of e-cigarettes
Days Inn by Wyndham Great Lakes – N. Chicago
3000 North, Skokie Hwy
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Lake Forest/Mettawa
26325 N, Riverwoods Blvd
Mettawa, IL 60045
Red Carpet Inn
3207 Buckley Rd.
North Chicago, IL 60064
Knollwood Animal Hospital
20 N Waukegan Rd.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Forest Bluff Animal Hospital
968 N. Shore Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Veterinary Specialty Center
1515 Busch Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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™, Two Paws Up Dog Training 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 Stephanie Challand – Stephanie@twopaws-up.com