National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Official NACSW™

ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

Odors Tested:
Birch, Anise, Clove

Date:
Saturday, May 15th, 2021

TEST LOCATION:
WestInn Kennels “Everything Under One Woof”
1522 Swantnerville Drive, Wentzville Mo, 63385

Test Host:
Kevin West

Test Secretary:
Kevin West
1522 Swantnerville Drive, Wentzville Mo, 63385

Certifying Official:
Erin Seely

Judge:
Sandy Ellison

Entry Cost:
$35.00 for first odor per dog $35.00 for each subsequent odor test

Number of Entries:
Limited to 100 test

Second Dog Policy:
two dogs per odor per handler limit. A separate registration form must be filled out for
each dog odor combination.

Opening Date:
February 15th, 2021, at 6:00 pm

Entries Close:
May 1st, at 6:00 pm or when entry limits have been met
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 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.

Mask Requirement:
All attendees (participants and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks that appropriately cover the nose and mouth, while in the facility.

Social Distancing:
Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible.

COVID Refund Policy:
See below

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:
Telephone, fax, unassigned entries, paper entries, and entries without fees cannot be
accepted. Online registration will be available at WestinnKennels.com, under the Events / Seminars & Workshops tab. No entries 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.

Notification:
Acknowledgment 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:
Check-in - Open at 8:30 am
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:

- Complete entry during the specified entry time frame.
- The handler of the dog must be a current member of the NACSW™.
- 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 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 that 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 a 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.

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:
Cancellations made on or before May 1st, 2021 by 6:00 pm, will be refunded minus a $10 administration fee per test. No refunds after the entry closing date. Cancellations may be made by e-mail to Westinnkennels@gmail.com. The secretary is not responsible for lost emails or calls that do not reach him. The secretary will send an email back to the participant confirming the cancellation.

Covid Policy Regarding Refunds:
If the odor recognition test is canceled due to any covid related shut down by local or federal authorities, or the NACSW™ the host will refund 50% off the registration fee.

All cancelations must be emailed to Westinnkennels@gmail.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:

Site-Specific Conditions:
The testing will be inside at a dog training facility on rubber matting. There are no
steps in or out of the building. There will be separate entry and exit doors to the testing area. All dogs must be crated in your car until they are being tested, as there is no inside crating at the ORT facility. You are responsible for picking up after your dog. It is recommended that you bring your own lunch as needed. However, there are a number of restaurants/coffee shops close to the facility. All dogs must be on a 6’ or shorter 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.

Reactive Dog Parking:
There will be limited reactive dog parking at this test. Please inquire about the availability of this parking option if you need it.

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:
will not be permitted to roam. Exhibitors are responsible for the behavior of their dogs.
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.
RV Parking:
There is no space for RVs to park in the competitor parking area during the test 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.

Running Vehicles or Generators in the parking lot:
You may NOT run your vehicle during the ORT. The use of portable generators is prohibited.

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.

Crating Options:
Be prepared to keep your dog in your car when not being tested or on a leash at all times. There is no inside crating at this test.

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 Kevin West 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.

Smoking:
Smoking is not allowed on this test site, including the use of e-cigarettes

Hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn, 2310 Technology Dr, O’Fallon, MO 63368 636-625-2700
Marriott Residence Inn, 101 Progress Point Ct, O’Fallon, MO 63368 636-696-0459
Holiday Inn Express, 1175 Technology Dr, O’Fallon, MO 63368 636-300-4844
Comfort Inn & Suites, 101 Comfort Inn Ct, O’Fallon, MO 63366 (Exit 219) 636-281-9100
Hilton Garden Inn, 16631 Chesterfield Grove Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636-532-9400
Days Inn, 10600 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Lake St Louis, MO 63367 636-625-1711
NOTE: Some motels may charge a pet fee or have limits on size.

Veterinarians:
Emergency Medical Clinic, 334 Ft Zumwalt Square, O’Fallon, MO 63366 636-240-5496.
North on Lake St Louis Blvd to Hwy 40. West on Hwy 40 to I-70. East on I-70 to Exit 217, Hwy K. Right on Hwy K. Right on Veterans Memorial Pkwy.

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 agrees that the NACSW™, Kevin West 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:
For all Test related questions, contact Kevin West, Westinkennels@gmail.com
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