National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Official NACSW™  ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

 

ODORS TESTED:

Birch, Anise, Clove

 

DATE:

Saturday, August 22, 2020

TEST LOCATION:

Columbia Canine Sports Center, 4506 Interstate 70 Drive SE, Columbia MO 65201

TEST HOST:

Elizabeth Dinkins

TEST SECRETARY:

Kathy Echols, krechols@aol.com

 

CERTIFYING OFFICIAL:

Virginia Huxley

 

JUDGE:

Kathy Echols

 

ENTRY COST:

$30 per odor tested

NUMBER OF ENTRIES:

100

 

SECOND DOG POLICY:

A second dog by the same handler will be allowed for this ORT.

OPENING DATE:

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 8 AM CDT

CLOSING DATE:

Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5 PM CDT or when entry limits have been met

 

COVID-19 Policy:

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 (participants and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks in the search.  Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Running of vehicles is permitted. Participants are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes; CCSC will have several exterior hand washing stations available as well.  

 

If there are any changes or updates that information will be included in your final details information that will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the ORT weekend.

ENTRY METHOD:

Online only

Entries:

 TELEPHONE, FAX, UNSIGNED ENTRIES, AND ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES cannot be accepted.

  • RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee. 

  • ENTRIES MUST BE MADE ON THE ATTACHED ENTRY FORM.

  • OWNERS are responsible for errors in making out entry forms.

Notifications:

Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation, will be made by email 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. Your payment receipt and notification is confirmation of your completed entry.

Test Site Hours:

7 AM until test is finished.

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

 

Entry Requirements:

 

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

 

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. 

 

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

For cancellation of entries on or before 5pm CDT August 14, 2020 – Full refund minus $5 processing fee. For cancellation of entries after 5 pm August 14, 2020  – a refund will only be issued if a note is provided from a doctor or veterinarian.

All cancellations must be emailed to krechols@aol.com.

 

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.

Test Location:

Columbia Canine Sports Center, 4506 I-70 Drive SE, Columbia, MO 65201

Site Specific Conditions:

The site will be inside on a rubber floor.  There is a sloped driveway going to and from the ORT search area. 

Reactive Dog Parking:

There will not be reactive dog parking at this test.

 

Un-entered Dogs:

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. 

RV Parking:

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.

 

Dog Policies:
  • 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 krechols@aol.com so plans can be made for the dog.

 

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).

 

Spectators:

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.

 

Video/Photography Policy:

Due to Covid-19, filming is not permitted at this time. ORT hosts are not obligated to provide someone to video/photograph.

 

Smoking:

Smoking is not allowed on this test site, including the use of e-cigarettes per City of Columbia ordinance.

 

Hotels:

 

Hotel                                                       Phone Number                          Website

Best Western Plus Columbia Inn                  800-780-7234                                      www.bestwestern.com

Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East                 573-441-0090                                      www.druryhotels.com

Holiday Inn Executive Center                        573-445-8531                                      www.holidaycolumbia.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbia                 800-753-3757                                      www.laquintacolumbia.com

Quality Inn & Suites                                        573-449-4422                                      www.choicehotels.com

Ramada Columbia                                          573-234-4459                                      www.wyndhamhotels.com

Residence Inn Columbia                                800-331-3131                                      www.marriott.com

Staybridge Suites Columbia                          573-442-8600                                      www.ihg.com

Super 8 Clark Lane                                         800-800-8000                                      www.wyndhamhotels.com

Super 8 East                                                    800-800-8000                                       www.wyndhamhotels.com

Veterinarians:

University of Missouri Veterinary Health Center

900 E. Campus Drive

Columbia MO 65201

573-882-7821

 

Rules:

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.

 

Liability:

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™, Columbia Canine Sports Center, 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.

 

Sportsmanship:

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.

 

Questions:

All Test related questions, contact Kathy Echols, krechols@aol.com or Elizabeth Dinkins, elizabeth@neverclever.com

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573-817-2272 | info@columbiak9sportscenter.com

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