Odor Recognition Tests (ORT)

  • St. Paul Dog Training Club 219 13th Avenue South South Saint Paul, MN, 55075 United States

The K9 Nose & St. Paul Dog Training Club
National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

ODORS: Birch, Anise, Clove

TRIAL LOCATION:
St. Paul Dog Training Club
Southview Shopping Center
219 13th Avenue South
South St. Paul, Minnesota, 55075-2235

ENTRY METHOD – First received. Overnight USP Mail deliveries must have the signature waived box checked. Download Entry PDF, Fill it out and MAIL to the trial Secretary's USP address. CLICK to DOWNLOAD the ENTRY PDF.

Entries close Friday, December 11 at 5:00PM or when entry limits have been met.

Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.

Test Site Hours:
8:00AM-4:00PM. Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.

Test Secretary: Kristi Portugue, 11825 - 175th St W, Lakeville, MN 55044

Email: nosework@spdtc.com

Veterinarian: Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota
1542 W 7th St, St Paul MN 55102 Phone: 651.293.1800

TEST SITE INFORMATION
St. Paul Dog Training Club is located in the basement of a strip mall, so handlers and dogs will need to navigate up and down stairs to enter/exit the training club and potty dogs. In addition, the designated dog potty area is approximately 100 yards from the club entry. Parking is limited to the back row of a shared parking lot. Indoor crating may be available for the duration of the ORT. 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.

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 dog per odor, and each handler may enter a second dog per odor.

Closing Date
Friday, December 11 at 5:00PM or when entry limits have been met. A wait list will be maintained if necessary. Overnight mail entries must have the signature request waived.

REFUND POLICY
REFUNDS will be given, minus a processing fee of $5 per entry, if the trial secretary is notified via email at nosework@spdtc.com by Friday, December 11 at 5:00PM. No refunds will be given after Friday, December 11 at 5:00PM.

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.

Directions to Test Site
From the North:
I-94 to Hwy 52, South on Hwy 52 to Southview Blvd. Exit
Left onto Southview to a stop sign
Right at stop sign (you will still be on Southview)
Continue to Southview Shopping Center (between 12th & 13th Ave)
St. Paul Dog Training Club is located between Anytime Fitness and Knowlan's
Look for sign on the door

From the South:
I-494 to Hwy 52
North on Hwy 52 to Southview Blvd. Exit
Right onto Southview to a stop sign
Right at stop sign (you will still be on Southview)
Continue to Southview Shopping Center (between 12th & 13th Ave)
St. Paul Dog Training Club is located between Anytime Fitness and Knowlan's
Look for Sign on the door

From the East or West: Follow directions from either I-94 or I-494 (above)

Dog Friendly Hotels
Some motels may require dog deposits. Please check on dog policies as policies do change. Please clean up after your dog -- do not leave dogs unattended in motel rooms. We are guests in their space and need to make certain that dogs are always welcome at their facilities.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites ……………………………………... 651.730.5700
6630 Hudson Blvd N, Oakdale MN 55128

AmericInn Hotel& Suites ……………………………………... 651.450.7511
5861 Blaine Ave, Inver Grove Heights MN 55076

Extended Stay America………………………………………... 651.501.1085
10020 Hudson Rd, Woodbury MN 55125

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites ………………..…...... 651.702.0200
9840 Norma Ln, Woodbury MN 55125

Microtel Inn & Suites…………………………….………………. 651.552.0555
5681 Bishop Ave E, Inver Grove Heights MN 55076

TEST INFORMATION - NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS
The Test Site will be open from 8:00AM to 4:00PM, or until the ORT concludes.

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

HANDLER BRIEFING: 9:00 AM

An ORT must be taken and passed at least 14 days before a trial opening date 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. If you have lost a scorebook or would like a replacement, you can request a replacement score book that will include all your prior NACSW results. Log in to your account at: http://www.nacsw.net and under the "My Account" section, go to "My Dogs" and choose the option to order a replacement score book there. The cost is $20.

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:

  • TELEPHONE, FAX, UNSIGNED ENTRIES, AND ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES cannot be accepted.
  • RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee.  A charge of $25.00 will be made for each returned check.
  • ENTRIES MUST BE MADE ON THE ATTACHED 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.
  • EXPRESS MAIL entries must include signature permitting them to be left at the secretary’s address without recipient’s signature.

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 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

 

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