National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS
Birch, Anise, Clove
Friday, January 14, 2022, 6:00 pm
Pawtastic Friends Enrichment Training Center
2200 E Pama Lane, Las Vegas, NV. 89119
imPETus Animal Training
NO BSL Restrictions
$38 per test
Number of Entries:
Event attendees are required to adhere to the NACSW COVID-19 Event Guidelines and Rules
In addition to those guidelines the following changes and guidelines are in effect for this ORT due to COVID-19.
All attendees (competitors and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks when not in your vehicle.
Competitors are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible.
Running of vehicles is permitted when parked away from other vehicles.
Competitors are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
If there are any changes or updates that information will be included in your final details information that will be emailed
1 week before the ORT. Participants are responsible for staying up to date on any jurisdictional requirements for their home location as well as the trial location including any travel guidance.
Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 9 am PST
Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 5 pm PST or when entry limits have been met.
Second Dog Policy:
Only one set up. One dog per handler.
Entry and payment receipt is acknowledgement of entry acceptance confirmation.
You will will also receive final details letter in email confirmation one week before event.
A Qualified Entry is one that meets all the following criteria:
Complete entry during the specified entry time frame.
The Handler is a NACSW member for the 2021-2022 membership year (8/1/21- 7/31/22). 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 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 the 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
No dog will be given more than one space in the same odor test at a single event.
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.
We have a short entry period close to the event date. We are unable to process refunds. There are no refunds.
Entry fees shall not be refunded if a dog or handler 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 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 test organizers, then the ORT host will make their best effort to provide partial refunds after recouping their expenses.
Test Site Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent one week before the ORT.
Site Specific Conditions
The ORT test is at dog training facility. The search area has concrete floor. We are close to the airport and have a lot of overhead noise. The parking lot and pathway to and from the parking lot is asphalt. 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.
Reactive Dog Parking
There will be reactive dog parking at this test for those who wish to park in this area. The parking lot is very spacious. 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 space for RVs to park in the competitor parking area during the test day. To reserve a space, you will need to contact the host after you receive a confirmation that you have received a space in the test. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve RV space. No overnight RV parking is available. 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.
Running Vehicles or Generators in the parking lot
There is ample parking and we will have a separate parking area for those wishing to run their vehicles or generators during the day.
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.
Smoking is not allowed on this test site, including the use of e-cigarettes.
A list of area hotels is available here:
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
- 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.
- Refer to location details (above) for information on unentered dogs.
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).
Due to jurisdictional COVID-19 requirements, we need to restrict attendance at our event. Please leave guests at home. Contact the host at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you REQUIRE someone to attend with you for assistance.Spectators are not allowed at the test site.
An adult accompanying a minor must be present during the searches.
Everyone at the test site must sign the waiver provided by the host and comply with all event requirements.
Participants are not allowed to watch the testing at any time.
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, 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 email@example.com.
OPENS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 at 9:00 am PST