National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS
Birch, Anise, Clove
Friday, April 9, 2021
6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Pawtastic Friends Enrichment Training Center
2200 Pama Lane
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
imPETus Animal Training
Breed Specific Legislation
$35.00 per dog/per odor
Number of Entries
Second Dog Policy
2 set ups available
maximum 2 dogs per handler per odor
Monday, March 22, 2021
9:00 am PST
Friday, April 1, 2021
9:00 pm PST 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 exception unless you live in the same household. 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 are required to:
Bring and wear face masks in the search or when they are outside of their vehicles.
Remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Running of vehicles is permitted.
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 one week before the ORT.
Online Entries Only.
Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation, will be made by email upon registration/payment.
Payment accepted via PayPal.
PayPal account not required.
Test Site Hours
6:30 pm to 10:30 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:
1. Complete entry during the specified entry timeframe.
2. The Handler is a NACSW™ member for the 2020 -2021 membership year (8/1/20- 7/31/21).
3. The Dog is registered with the NACSW™.
4. 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 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.
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 and Cancellation Policy
We have a short entry period. There are no refunds.
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 will be held at a dog training facility with polished concrete flooring. Parking area will be in the back and side of building on asphalt. Potty area is on rocks on uneven terrain. No reactive dog parking. Anyone wishing to keep engines or generators on, will be parking away from general parking area. No RV parking.
Reactive Dog Parking
There is no reactive dog parking.
We are unable to accommodate any unentered dogs for volunteers or spectators.
No RV parking.
Running Vehicles or Generators in the Parking lot
There is ample parking away from building and away from general parking area for those wishing
to run their vehicles or generators.
● 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 email@example.com 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
La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South
6560 Surrey Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Tropicana
4975 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Marriott Residence Inn
2190 Olympic Blvd
Henderson, NV. 89014
Local Veterinary Clinic
Sunset Eastern Animal Hospital
6521 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
After Hours Emergency Clinic
Eastern Veterinary Emergency Clinic
8405 S Eastern Ave #100
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
8650 W Tropicana Ave, ste 104
Las Vegas, NV 89147
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™, imPETus Animal Training, Holistic Hounds LLC, Veronica Selco 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 22, 2021
9:00 am PST