ORT Entry & Info 

K9 Nose Adventures, LLC hosts
National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

ODOR RECOGNITION TESTS  Still accepting entries
Odors: Birch, Anise, Clove

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The First Seventh Day Adventist Church
4545 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC

 Entry method – First received by USPS Mail.
Mail to K9 Nose Adventures, LLC Attn.: ORT, 8501 Bethel Ridge Dr. Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Overnight deliveries must have the signature waived box checked.

ORT Registration/ Entry Form ort-registation-December-15-2019

Entries close December 6, 2019 5:00 PM or when entry limits have been met.

TEST Information – Notice to Exhibitors
The Test Site will be open from 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Check-in: TBA in final confirmation email sent out one week before ORT
Handler Briefing: TBA in final confirmation email will be in the afternoon

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

 Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.
Maximum 2 dogs per odor, per handler

Birch, Anise, Clove
will run in the following order Clove, Birch, Anise

Test Secretary
Nancy Osborne
K9 Nose Adventures, LLC
8501 Bethel Ridge Dr.
Oak Ridge, NC 27310

Emergency Veterinarian:
Carolina Veterinary Specialist (CVS) Emergency Clinic
1600 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston Salem, NC 27103
Phone:  (336) 896-0902

Test Site Information
The test will be inside a climate controlled church Family Life Center with concrete flooring.  There will be separate entry and exit doors to the testing area. A restroom is located in the building, adjacent to (but will be visually blocked from) the ORT area and may be used during testing. All dogs must be crated in your car until they are being tested. There is no indoor crating space available. You are responsible for picking up after your dog.

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 2019-2020 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 odor per dog

Please fill out a separate registration form for each dog to be tested, indicating which odor/odors you would like the dog to be tested on.

Closing Date
Entries & payment must be received at the secretary’s address by December 6, 2019 by 5:00pm. 
Overnight mail entries must have the signature request waived.

Refund Policy
Cancellations made on or before December 6, 2019 by 5:00 PM will be refunded minus a $15 administration fee per dog. No refunds after the entry closing date.
Cancellations may be made by email to the secretary at:
The secretary is not responsible for lost emails or calls that do not reach her.
The secretary will send an email back to the participant confirming the cancellation.

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).

Directions to Test Site


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.


    • 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.

There is no inside crating at this test.

Females in season – Contact your test host 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

Dog Friendly Hotels near test site
Please check pet policies before making reservations!
La Quinta Inn (Hanes Mall Blvd.) 336-765-8777
2020 Griffith Rd; Winston-Salem, NC

Sleep Inn ((Hanes Mall Blvd.) 336-774-8020

1985 Hampton Inn Court; Winston-Salem, NC

Extended Stay America (Hanes Mall Blvd.) 336-768-0075



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