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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022

Upstate New York ORT

Official NACSW™

Odor Recognition Test

Saturday, June 11, 2022 

Odors Tested: Birch, Anise & Clove

Test Location: Dogs Among Us® ~ Canine Campus

10 Klocks Corners Road, Oswego, NY 13126

Registration Opens: Saturday, May 7, 2022 

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022

ORT ENTRY FORM

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Official NACSW™ 

ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

 

Odors Tested: Birch, Anise & Clove

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Test Location:  Dogs Among Us, 10 Klocks Corners Road, Oswego, NY 13126

Test Host: Andrea Giordano

Certifying Official: Susan Frisch

Judge: Sarah Woodruff

Entry Cost: 35.00

Number of Entries: 100

We will be offering ONE test group at this time.

 

Event attendees are required to adhere to the NACSW COVID-19 Event Guidelines and Rules

In addition to those guidelines, the following changes and guidelines are in effect for this ORT due to COVID-19.
Any travel and quarantine recommendations, restrictions and requirements for the trial location and local jurisdiction. All attendees (competitors and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks when not in your vehicle. Competitors are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Running of vehicles is permitted. Competitors are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

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.  Participants are responsible for staying up to date on any jurisdictional requirements for their home location as well as the trial location including any travel guidance.  

 

ORT ENTRY INFORMATION 


Opening Date:
Saturday
, May 7, 2022 at 9am EST

Entries Close: Thursday, June 3, 2022 at 11:55pm EST or When entry limits have been met

Second Dog Policy: Two dogs per handler for each odor tested.

 

Entry Method

  •  TELEPHONE, FAX, UNSIGNED ENTRIES, AND ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES cannot be accepted.
  •  RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee. A charge of $30 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 the recipient's signature.

 

Notification

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

 

Entry Requirements

A Qualified Entry is one that meets all the following criteria:

  1.  Complete entry during the specified entry time frame.
  2.  The Handler is a NACSW member for the 2021-2022 membership year (8/1/21- 7/31/22). The Dog is registered with the NACSW.
  3.  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 the 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 

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. 

 


CANCELLATION POLICY 

The following cancellation policy applies:

Cancellations made on or before June 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm will be refunded minus a $10 administration fee per test. For cancellation after June 3 no refunds will be issued unless the space can be filled in which case a refund will be issued minus a $10 processing fee. Cancellations may be made by e-mail [email protected]. The host is not responsible for lost e-mails or calls that do not reach her. The host will send an email back to the participant confirming the cancellation within 36 business hours. ENTRY FEES shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, or excused by the NACSW official or judge.  

 

All cancelations must be emailed to [email protected]

 

Entry fees shall not be refunded if a dog or handler 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 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 test organizers, then the ORT host will make their best effort to provide partial refunds after recouping their expenses.

 

LOCATION DETAILS 

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

 

Site Specific Conditions

This ORT test site and adjacent parking area are privately owned and participants will have exclusive use during the testing period. The parking lot is paved with marked spaces, in the event it is necessary to park extra vehicles there will be additional parking available on a grassy area of the campus. NO on street parking is permitted. The pathway to the testing area is paved or cement, the pathway as you exit the testing area may require to navigate uneven terrain, including cement and grassy area. The test area is a climate controlled room with rolled rubber matting, tile is present in the entry hall leading to and exiting from the test area.  Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, the expected test area, parking, and/or pathways may be modified at the last minute. 

 

Reactive Dog Parking

There will not be reactive dog parking 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.

 

Unentered Dogs

We are unable to accommodate any unentered dogs for volunteers or spectators. 

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

There is NO space for RVs to park in the competitor parking area during the test day.

 

Running Vehicles or Generators in the parking lot

Competitors will be permitted to run their vehicles as needed to suite weather conditions at the time of the 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.

 

Smoking

Smoking is allowed on this test site but only in designated smoking areas. All trash associated with smoking i.e. cigarette butts will be the responsibility of the smoker to remove from the campus, no trash receptacles will be provided by Dogs Among Us.

 

Hotels

Participants are asked to contact area hotels directly to obtain the most recent pet policy. A Google search listing Oswego, Fulton, Baldwinsville, Cicero/North Syracuse may provide a list of the closest hotels. 

 

DOG INFORMATION


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.  
  •  Refer to location details (above) for information on unentered dogs. 

 

 Females in Season

Will be allowed to run wearing “pants” at the very end of the day after all other dogs have tested. 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 [email protected] so plans can be made for the dog.

 


 
OTHER INFORMATION

ADA Requests

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request accommodation(s), please email [email protected]  Please include your name, ORT date, ORT host name, and your requested accommodation(s).

Spectators

Space permitting, spectating will be allowed per ORT guidelines as outlined in the rule book. The ORT Certifying Official has the right to limit spectators at their discretion. ORT participants may have a friend or family member video/photograph their test. ORT participants may not video/photograph one another. Children under 18 must always be directly supervised by a parent/guardian. No dogs will be allowed in the spectator area. No unentered dogs with spectators are allowed at the trial. Spectators are reminded that the hide placements must not be discussed nor should they speak with any participants about what they saw until after the test is complete.

 

An adult accompanying a minor must be present during the searches.
Everyone at the test site must sign the waiver provided by the host and comply with all event requirements. 

Participants are not allowed to watch the testing at any time.

 

Veterinarians

Veterinary Medical Center of CNY

315.446.7933

5841 Bridge Street

East Syracuse, NY  13057

[email protected]

 

Urgent Veterinary Care

315.515.3074

207 Genesee Street

Auburn, NY  13021

[email protected]

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,  Dogs Among Us 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 Andrea Giordano, [email protected]

ORT DETAILS

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Official NACSW™ 

ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS

 

Odors Tested: Birch, Anise & Clove

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Test Location:  Dogs Among Us, 10 Klocks Corners Road, Oswego, NY 13126

Test Host: Andrea Giordano

Certifying Official: Susan Frisch

Judge: Sarah Woodruff

Entry Cost: 35.00

Number of Entries: 100

We will be offering ONE test group at this time.

 

Event attendees are required to adhere to the NACSW COVID-19 Event Guidelines and Rules

In addition to those guidelines, the following changes and guidelines are in effect for this ORT due to COVID-19.
Any travel and quarantine recommendations, restrictions and requirements for the trial location and local jurisdiction. All attendees (competitors and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks when not in your vehicle. Competitors are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Running of vehicles is permitted. Competitors are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.

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.  Participants are responsible for staying up to date on any jurisdictional requirements for their home location as well as the trial location including any travel guidance.  

ORT FULL DETAIL PDF

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Dogs Among Us® ~ Canine Campus

10 Klocks Corners Road Oswego, NY

Hosting NACSW™ ORT June 11, 2022

Registration Opening Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 9am

ORT ENTRY FORM