Canine Mastery 102 Pond St Building A, Orion Industrial Park Seekonk, MA 02771
Test Host: Kathleen Buckley / Canine Mastery
Test Secretary Kathy Buckley c/o Canine Mastery 102 A Pond St, Seekonk, MA 02771
Certifying Official: Dana Crevling
Judge: Kathy Austin
Entry Cost: $35.00 per dog/ per odor
Number of Entries ORT limited to 100 total tests
Second Dog Policy One handler can run up to 2 dogs in the same odor group; the second dog will run at the end of their odor group. Please fill out a second registration form for each dog to be tested, indicating which odor(s) you would like the dog to be tested on.
Opening Date Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Entries Closes Thursday Nov 12, 2020 at1:00 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.
All attendees (participants and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks in the search. Participants are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfecting 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. . Entry Method First received By USPS , Mail overnight deliveries must have the signature waived box checked
TELEPHONE, FAX, UNSIGNED ENTRIES, AND ENTRIES RECEIVED WITHOUT FEES cannot be accepted. RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee. Returned checks are subject to any and all bank fees resulting from the return. 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. 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
Test Site Hours Test site opens 8:30 AM Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.
A Qualified Entry is one that meets all the following criteria:
Complete entry during the specified entry timeframe. The Handler is a NACSW™ member for the 2020-2021 membership year 8/1/2020 -7/31/2021. 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 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: Cancellations prior to Nov 12, 2020, will receive a refund Minus a $10.00 dollar processing fee.
50% refund will be issued if host can fill your space. No refund will be issued after this date if host can’t fill your space. No refunds will be issued for cancellations during the last 72 hours before the event or no-shows. You can receive a full refund minus $5 processing fee if you opt to volunteer (this would be in addition to, not instead of any shift you may have volunteered for). Please note: Due time constraints, host may opt to not fill cancelled spaces and no refund will be issued.
All cancelations must be emailed to Kathy Buckley, email@example.com. The secretary is not responsible for lost emails or phone calls that don’t make contact
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.
Site Specific Conditions Testing will be indoors in a climate controlled training room. Floors are rubber matting. There are separate entrance and exit doors to the testing area. Restrooms are adjacent to the test area and are accessed through the lobby. There will be no indoor crating area, so prepare to keep your dog comfortable in your vehicle. You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog. ‘Potty’ area is only on the Canine Mastery grounds. Park at, or adjacent to the facility. No dogs are allowed inside the building except during their test. Bring your own lunch if needed. 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. Reactive Dog Parking
There will be reactive dog parking at this test for those who wish to park in this area, however the parking is tight and there will not be separate potty areas or warm up boxes. 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. We are unable to accommodate any unentered dogs at this location. 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 space for RVs to park in the competitor parking area during the test day. To reserve a space, you will need to contact the host after you receive a confirmation that you have received a space in the test. Email [TEST HOST EMAIL] to reserve RV space. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
Smoking Smoking is allowed on this test site but only in designated smoking areas
Hotels Lodging Accommodations That Accept Well Behaved Dogs, please confirm when calling Comfort Inn 341 Highland Ave. Seekonk, MA – pet fee America’s Best Value Extended Stay 1000 Warren Ave. East Providence, RI – pet fee Motel 6, 821 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA (508) 336-7800 – 15 minutes from show site Clarion, 940 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk, MA (508) 336-7300 – 15 minutes from site Red Roof Inn, Mansfield, MA, (508) 339-2323 25 minutes from show site Holiday Inn, Mansfield, MA (508) 339-2200 25 min from show site Normandy Campground, Foxboro, MA, (508) 543-7600 20 minutes from show site Motel and Campground Courtesies: · Cover the motels bedding with a sheet, whether or not you think your dog will get on the bed. · If you crate your dog, please bring a towel to put under the crate to keep marks off the rug. Bring a towel to put under your dog’s food dish. · Make every effort to have your dog free of fleas BEFORE arriving. · All poop must be picked up, bagged, and disposed of properly by the dog’s handler. The Event Committee will excuse competitors who fail to pick up after their dogs at the test site or the motel. · Do not leave your dog unattended. If you must leave, take them with you.
Veterinarians Bay State Emergency Service 76 Baptist St Swansea, MA 02777 Swansea Veterinary Center 333 Swansea Mall Dr Swansea, MA 02777
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™, Kathleen Buckley / Canine Mastery 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.
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 Buckley / email@example.com
Kathleen Buckley / Canine Mastery NACSW™ – Odor Recognition Test
Sunday December 6, 2020
Canine Mastery 102 Pond St Building A Orion Industrial Park Seekknk, MA 02771
$35.00 Registration Fee - Payment by check, money order, or credit card
Please mail this completed form via USPS with your registration fee to:
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 with attachment 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 Kathleen Buckley / Canine Mastery Inc 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.