Odor Recognition Test from the National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLCCapitol Canine Dog Sports (CCDS) will host an ODOR RECOGNITION TEST, sponsored by the National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC

August 26, 2018

Judge:  Lisa Paul, CNWI

Host and CO:   Yolanda Belluso, CNWI and CO

Odors:  Birch, Anise, and Clove
  $35/per dog per odor
Maximum of two dogs per handler per odor

Check- in for birch: 8:30 – 9 am; handler briefing to follow
There will be separate check in times for anise and clove

Location:  Capitol Canine Training Club
209 E. Walnut
Chatham, IL  62629

Registration Information: Deadlines, Requirements, Location

Entry Method: First received via online registration and online payment through PayPal.
* PayPal has an option to allow you to pay via credit card without a PayPal account.

Entries close August 17, 2018 or when entry limits have been met.  Entries are limited to 100 tests.  Once entry limits have been met, teams will be placed on a waitlist.

Registration for this event is closed.

Test Secretary:  Linda Hinsman

Test site:  The ORT will be indoors on a foam matted floor at a dog training facility.  This facility is located near railroad tracks.  Restrooms are available inside.  Indoor crating will not be available.  Dogs must remain in the car or in crates outside cars.  In accordance with NACSW rules, participants should be prepared to keep their dog adequately cool in their vehicles or in crates adjacent to their vehicles.  In the case of high air temperatures, dogs must be crated with adequate shade, ventilation and access to water.  Dogs may not be loose in vehicles- with open windows, or tied to a vehicle or other stationary object.  Competitors should plan to provide their own shade using canopies or shade cloths.

Food will not be available.  There are several restaurants within a one mile radius.

All dogs must be on a 6’ leash at all times when not being tested.  No flexi-leashes for walking dogs are allowed on test site grounds; flexi-leashes may be used in the test itself.  Please clean up after your dog.

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.  Please be sure you have completed a 2018-2019 membership or renewal.

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.

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.

Entry Fee and Second Dog Policy:  $35 per dog per odor.  Maximum 2 dogs per odor per handler.  A separate entry must be submitted for each dog.

Refund Policy:  Cancellations received via email by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time on August 17, 2018 will be issued a refund minus a $5 processing fee.  No refunds after August 17, 2018.

The secretary is not responsible for lost emails.  The secretary will send an email confirming the cancellation within 48 hours of the request.  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 or photograph their test.  ORT participants are not allowed to video or photograph one another.  ORT hosts are not obligated to provide someone to video or photograph.

Test Information

Check in:  8:30 – 9 am.  There will be separate check-in times for anise and clove.

Handler Briefing will follow check-in.  There will be separate briefings for anise and clove.

First dog on the line at 10 am.

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

Score books are optional and are not required to participate in an ORT. They are for personal record keeping.  Replacement score books:  you can request a replacement book that will include all your prior results, which can be ordered online for a fee.  Log in to your NACSW account and under the “My Account” section go to “My Dogs” and choose the option to order a replacement score book there.

No spectators are permitted in the search area during the ORT except NACSW officials, adults accompanying a minor, CNW1-in-training, or immediate family members/friends of the dog/handler team currently being tested.

Entries and payment must be made via the online entry form. Telephone, FAX and unsigned entries or entries received without fees cannot 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 in making out entry forms.

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 in your car when not being tested.  There is no inside crating at this test.

Bitches in season:  Bitches in season are allowed at this trial, and must run as the last dog of each element.  They must wear panties.  Handlers of bitches in season will keep their dog confined in their car and out of the general crating/parking area until their turn, as the location permits.  They will also potty the dog out of the vicinity of the other dogs as space allows.

Dogs participating in this ORT must be at least 6 months old and must appear healthy on trial day and should be current on all vaccinations required by Illinois law.

Acknowledgment of Entry/Confirmation will be made via email when entries are processed.  A separate email will be sent approximately 7 – 10 days prior to the ORT detailing check-in times for each odor.

All exhibitors should obtain and review a copy of the NACSW K9 Nosework rule book, at http://www.nacsw.net.

Travel information

Emergency vet:  Animal Emergency Clinic, 1333 Wabash Ave # A, Springfield, IL 62704,  217 698-0870.

Hotels:  Please contact hotels to verify their current dog policies.

La Quinta Inn & Suites: 1121 Lejune Dr., Springfield IL, 217-697-5686
Microtel Inn: 2636 Sunrise Dr., Springfield IL, 217-753-2636
Drury Inn: 3180 S. Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield IL, 217-529-3900
Baymont Inn: 5871 South 6th St., Springfield IL, 217-529-6655

Fairground Camping: http://www.agr.state.il.us/spacerental/property/campgrounds/

Directions to 209 E. Walnut, Chatham, IL: From the North: Take I-55 south to Exit 88 south; merge onto Palm Road. Turn right onto Chatham Road and continue onto Walnut St.

Directions to 209 E. Walnut, Chatham, IL:  From the South:  Take I-55 North to Exit 83 at Glenarm.  Follow I-55 North (right turn) to Frazee Road in Glenarm.    Continue onto Douglas Street and then Palm Road.  Turn left onto Chatham Road.  Continue onto Walnut St.

Registration for this event is closed.