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Odor Recognition Test (ORT)

  • Cloud 9 Training School for Dogs 11521 K-Tel Drive Minnetonka, MN, 55343 United States (map)

The K9 Nose hosts
National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

ODORS: Birch, Anise, Clove

TRIAL LOCATION:
Cloud 9 Training School for Dogs
11521 K-Tel Drive,
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343

ENTRY METHOD – First received. Two options are available: ONLINE or USPS Mail.
For Online entries Click HERE
For Mail In Entries, download the Entry PDF; fill it out and MAIL to the trial Secretary's USPS address.  Overnight USPS Mail deliveries must have the signature waived box checked.

Entries close Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00PM or when entry limits have been met.

Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.

Test Site Hours:
1:30PM-7:00PM. Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.

Test Secretary: Yas Bakshian, 423 Jackson Ave. S. Edina, MN 55343

Email: shopk9nose@gmail.com

Veterinarian: Affiliated Emergency Vet Services
7717 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie MN 55344 Phone: (952) 942-8272

TEST SITE INFORMATION
Cloud 9 Training School for Dogs is located in the Encore Business Park, right across from Rainbow Tree Care. Dogs will be crated in your car and the potty area is the large green space directly across from the entrance to the dog school. To exit the ORT, you will need to walk down 8 concrete steps and walk around the building. 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
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:00PM 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 shopk9nose@gmail.com by Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00PM. No refunds will be given after Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00PM.

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:
169 South, exit on Excelsior Blvd.
Go west on Excelsior Blvd.
Then turn south on Shady Oak Drive
At the stop light, turn left (go East) on K-Tel Drive
Turn Right into the 2nd driveway for Encore Business Park (this will be right after their sign)
Take another Right in the parking lot directly in front of the Rainbow Tree Care Building
Cloud 9 Training School for Dogs is located in the center of of the Office Suites

From the South:
169 North
Exit on Cty 62 going West
Exit on Shady Oak Drive, turn right (go North)
At the stop light, turn left (go East) on K-Tel Drive
Turn Right into the 2nd driveway for Encore Business Park (this will be right after their sign)
Take another Right in the parking lot directly in front of the Rainbow Tree Care Building
Cloud 9 Training School for Dogs is located in the center of of the Office Suites

From the East or West: Follow directions from the North or South

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.

La Quinta Inn & Suites ……………………………………... (952) 830-1300
5151 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55437

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham …………………………….………………. (952) 854-6600
801 E 78th St, Bloomington, MN 55420

TEST INFORMATION - NOTICE TO EXHIBITORS
The Test Site will be open from 1:30PM to 7:00PM, or until the ORT concludes.

CHECK-IN: 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.

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 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