ORT Premium – January 12, 2019

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Whole Dog Institute

 

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

 

ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

Odors: Birch, Anise, Clove

 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

 

Old Murphey School

3717 Murphy School Rd

Durham, NC 27705

 

This site is an auditorium inside an old school building with a ramp in to the search area and approximately five (5) steps out of the building to the parking lot. The flooring of the auditorium is polished wood. The terrain is flat with a large gravel parking lot and grass around it.

 

 

Entry method – First Received By USP Mail. Overnight deliveries must have the signature waived box checked.

 

 

Entries close when entry limits have been met.

 

 

Entries are LIMITED to 90 odor tests

 

 

 

Test Site Hours: 8:00 am – 12:30 p.m.

Handler Check-in and Briefing: times will be sent out approximately one week prior to the ORT

 

 

Odors

Birch, Anise, Clove (order of testing)

 

Test Secretary

Sue McKinney

P.O. Box 51081

Durham, NC 27717

 

Veterinarians

Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital

608 Morreene Road

Durham, NC 27705

919-489-0615

 

Test Site Information

There is no interior crating or shade outside. Please bring what is needed to keep dogs comfortable in their car crates.

 

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.

We are only taking ONE dog per odor per handler.

 

Closing Date
The ORT will close when limits are met. Overnight mail entries must have the signature request waived.

Refund Policy
Refunds minus a $15 admin fee will be granted before Dec 30, 2018.  After the 30th, refunds will only be granted due to documented medical causes (documented by a vet). There will be no refunds after the closing date. ENTRY FEES shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, or excused by the NACSW™ official or judge.

 

 

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.

DIRECTIONS

 

From the East

Take I-40 W to NC-147 N.

Take 147N to I-85 S.

Take Exit 170 from I-85 S.

Turn left on to Mt Herman Church Rd.

Take a left on to Highway 10.

Murphy School will be on your right (enter off of Murphy School Rd). .

 

From the West
Take I-85 North.

Take Exti 165 to 86 South.

Take LEFT on to Highway 10.

Murphy School will be on your right (enter off of Murphy School Rd)

 

 

 

Hotels

Quality Inn

2444 Maple Avenue, Burlington, NC, US, 27215

Phone: (336) 229-5203

 

Econo Lodge

2133 W. Hanford Rd. , Burlington, NC, US, 27215

Phone: (336) 227-1270

 

La Quinta Inn & Suites Durham Chapel Hill
4414 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707

 

 

 

TEST Information – Notice to Exhibitors

 

THE TEST SITE will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

HANDLER CHECK IN AND BRIEFING: Handler briefing and check in times will be sent out via email 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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

Whole Dog Institute

NACSW™ – Odor Recognition Test

January 12, 2019

At

Old Murphey School

3717 Murphy School Rd

Durham, NC 27705

 

 

$35.00 Registration Fee per ODOR – Payment by check or money order only. Check made out to WDI.

 

Please mail this completed form via USPS with your registration fee to:

Whole Dog Institute, P.O. Box 51081, Durham NC 27717

Questions: Contact Sue McKinney, 919-452-3764 and/or sue@wholedoginstitute.com

 

Odor:   □ Birch                    □ Anise                 □ Clove

 

Test date(s): January 12, 2019

 

Dog’s Call Name  _____________________________________________________

 

Breed(s) ______________________

 

Dog’s NACSW™ #________________

 

Handler’s Name _____________________________________________________

 

Handler’s NACSW™ Membership # ____________________________________

 

Address _______________________________________________________

 

City __________________   State _________      Zip________

 

Phone where you can easily be reached __________________________

E-mail Address _____________________________________________________

 

An ORT must be taken and passed at least 14 days before a trial opening date to be eligible for the first draw period.

 

Please contact your host at least 1 day before the ORT if your female dog will be in season.

 

All confirmations will be sent via e-mail within 7 days of receipt of complete registration form and payment.  If you require a confirmation via USPS, you must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

 

I/We hereby assume all risks of, and responsibility for, accidents and/or damage to myself or to my property or to others, resulting from the actions of my dog. I/We expressly agree that Whole Dog Institute, Shared Visions Retreat Center, and/or NACSW™ 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 my person, for loss or injury to my property, whether due to uncontrolled dogs or negligence of any member of said groups, or any other cause, or causes.

 

Signed: _____________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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