Odor Recognition Test


New Dawn will be hosting a NACSW Odor Recognition Test!

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019

Start Time: 9am

Location: New Dawn Animal Behavior Center • 11501A  47th  St. North • Clearwater, FL  33762

Odors Tested: Birch, Anise and Clove

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National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®




Odors: Birch, Anise, Clove



Sunday, March 24th

New Dawn Animal Behavior Center

11501A 47th St. N, Clearwater 33762



New Dawn ABC is a large air conditioned training facility in Clearwater, FL. The parking area will be just across the street from our building, so just a small walk across the road to the ORT testing site. The flooring in the test area is rubber matting, to provide your pup with comfortable footing.

We will have one dog testing and 3 dogs “on deck” waiting in marked areas to enter the building to do their warm up boxes and enter the testing room.

We do not have space in the building for dogs to crate while waiting. Please be prepared to wait in your vehicle for your turn.



Entries close Saturday March 16th at 6pm, or when entry limits have been met.

Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.

We will only be having one set up for each odor.



Test Site Hours: 7:30am-5pm.  Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.




Birch, anise, and clove.



Test Secretary/Host

Gillian Daniels, gdaniels@spcatampabay.org




Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Center

1501A Belcher Road South,

Largo, Florida 33771-4505




Test Site Information

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. We will not be able to provide indoor crating space, so please be prepared to wait with your dog in your vehicle. It may be pretty warm, so please be aware of this, and bring plenty of water and ways to keep cool.



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

$30 per test, only one set-up per odor



Closing Date

Saturday March 16th at 6pm



Refund Policy

Refunds will be given if canceling or pulling out before Saturday March 16th at 6pm. A small processing fee of $5 will be forfeited from the refund amount.



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).




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.



Address of Testing Site

New Dawn Animal Behavior Center

11501A 47th St. N.

Clearwater 33763



Nearby Hotel

La Quinta Inn & Suites Clearwater South

5000 Lake Blvd Clearwater, FL 33760


Website: http://www.laquintaclearwatersouth.com/?cid=local_6365


THE TEST SITE will be open from 7:30am to 5pm


CHECK-IN/HANDLER BRIEFING Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.


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


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.



  • RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee.
  • 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