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Head Over Tails Training hosts

Odor Recognition Tests

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

BIRCH, ANISE, CLOVE

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Smart Dog Training Center

910 Curtin Street

Houston, TX 77018

Entry Method - First Received

Entries LIMITED to 60 Tests

Handlers may test multiple dogs; however, there is a maximum of two dogs per odor, per handler.

Entries Close

February 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time  or when entry limits have been met.

Trial entry requires that handler/dog teams must have passed the appropriate Odor Recognition Test (ORT) in advance of the trial. The purpose of the ORT is to verify that the dogs know the target odor (scent) used in competition. Successful passage of an ORT requires a dog to identify the location of the target odor and the handler to correctly call an "alert" (or equivalent) 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. All exhibitors should obtain and review a copy of the NACSW™K9 NOSE WORK® RULE BOOK. You may get it from their website at www.nacsw.net. 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 & SECOND DOG POLICY

$30 for each odor test.

Handlers may test multiple dogs; however, there is a maximum of two dogs per odor, per handler.

Test Site Opens:

Check-In: 

Handler Briefing:

Testing Begins:

Test Site Closes:

Cancellations made on or before February 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. CT will be refunded, minus a $5 processing fee. No refunds after this date. Cancellations may be made by email to emilypyle@sbcglobal.net. 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.

Pre-registration and payment are required. Payment is due when your invoice is recieved. Your spot will be confirmed once your payment has been received. Payment must be received through Square or at the Secretary’s address by February 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM CT. Overnight payment by mail must have the signature request waived.

  • ONLINE ENTRY PREFERRED. See the entry form for payment instructions. Paper registration form available, contact emilypyle@sbcglobal.net or 281-772-2653.

  • TELEPHONE, FAX, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

12:00 PM

12:15 PM

12:30 PM

 1:00 PM

Entries Now Open  

ORT PREMIUM

REFUND POLICY

PAYMENT POLICY

Closest Vet to the Test Site

VERGI Emergency Clinic

8921 Katy Freeway

Houston, Texas 77024

713.932.9589

ORT Entry Requirement

The handler of the dog must be a current member of the NACSW™. The current NACSW year begins August 1, 2016, and ends on July 31, 2017. The Dog must be registered with the NACSW™.  For information on how to register or become a member go to www.nacsw.net

ENTER ORT NOW

Submit one form for each dog entered. Having issues? Email me.

How to Pay:

Within 48 hours of receiving your online registration, the host will send an electronic invoice via Square to your email address. You can pay with a credit card directly from this email invoice. You do not need a Square account to process your payment.

 

If you prefer to pay by check, mail a check made payable to Emily Pyle to 2026 Gable Hollow Lane / Katy, TX 77450. Please include your invoice number on the check.

 

If you have questions or need assistance with payment, email emilypyle@sbcglobal.net

15 minutes after conclusion of ORT event.