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Odor Recognition Test (ORT)

  • Agile Canines Training School 6991 Oxford Street Saint Louis Park, MN, 55426 United States (map)

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

~ The listed start & end times are estimated. The ACTUAL start times will be emailed to the participants closer to the ORT date.

ODORS: Birch, Anise, Clove

TEST LOCATION:
Agile Canines Training School
6991 Oxford St. St. Louis Park MN  55426

TEST SITE INFORMATION
Agile Canines Training School is located within a series of interconnected business buildings, including Anderberg Print Solutions, Sunberg America and Matter Communications. Dogs will be crated in your car. To exit the ORT, you will need to walk down 10 concrete steps and walk around the building back to your car. Parking is paved, but there may be ice or snow on the pavement. 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 METHOD – Register ONLINE
Please email the test secretary if you would prefer a paper entry which you would then fill out and mail back with a check. Please note online registration is preferred.

Entries close Sunday, November 18 at 6:00PM or when entry limits have been met.

Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.

Test Site Hours:
8:30AM-1:00PM. The listed start & end times are estimated. The ACTUAL start times will be emailed to the participants closer to the ORT date. Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 6 days 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

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. Please note: ONLY one dog per handler per odor.

Closing Date
Sunday, November 18 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 $10 per entry, if the trial secretary is notified via email at shopk9nose@gmail.com by Sunday, November 18 at 6:00PM. No refunds will be given after Sunday, November 18 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.

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).

Results
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.

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 8:30AM-12PM, or until the ORT concludes.

CHECK-IN: Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 6 days before the ORT. An email service called MailChimp will be used for all communications, so please check your SPAM or Promotions folders for the email before contacting The K9 Nose.

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.

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.

  • 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

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