Absolutely Spot On Dog Training, LLC and New Dawn Animal Behavior Center
National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS
Odors: Birch, Anise, Clove
Sunday December 1, 2019
Location: New Dawn Animal Behavior Center
11501A 47th Street N., Clearwater, FL 33762
This ORT test is at a dog training facility. The parking lot is gravel and the pathway to and from the parking lot to the test area may require you to navigate uneven terrain, including gravel and asphalt walkways. The flooring in the test area is a non-slick rubber matting. 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.
Entry method – Please complete the form and payment below.
Entries close November 26th or when entry limits have been met.
Entries are LIMITED to 250 tests.
Test Site Hours: Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.
Odors: Birch, Anise and Clove
Veterinarians: Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialist, 1501A Belcher Rd., Largo, FL 33771, (727) 531-5752
Test Site Information: No indoor crating on site.
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; flexi-leashes may be used in the test itself. Potty areas on location.
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.
Entry Fee and Second Dog Policy: $35/per odor.
We do not have the ability to do a second set-up for a second dog. You can run a second dog if another NACSW member handles them.
Closing Date: November 26, 2019
Cancellation Policy: 50% refund will be issued if host can fill your space. No refund will be issued after this date if host can’t fill your space. No refunds will be issued for cancellations during the last 72 hours before the event or no-shows. You can receive a full refund minus $5 processing fee if you opt to volunteer (this would be in addition to, not instead of any shift you may have volunteered for).
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.
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).
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.
Dog Friendly Hotels near test site: LaQuinta, 5000 Lake Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760
TEST Information – Notice to Exhibitors:
THE TEST SITE will be open from 8:30am – 5:00pm
CHECK-IN/HANDLER BRIEFING: Details regarding check-in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.
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: CHECKS, MAILED ENTRIES, TELEPHONE, FAX, UNSIGNED ENTRIES, AND ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES cannot be accepted.
ENTRIES MUST BE MADE ON THE BELOW ENTRY FORM.
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 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 ORT 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.
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 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