National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

 Official NACSW™


Odors Tested:

Birch, Anise, and Clove


Sunday, August 30, 2020


For Your K9 706 N. Industrial Drive Elmhurst, IL

Test Host:
For Your K9/Jill Snyder

Test Secretary

Noel Dagley, 706 N. Industrial Drive Elmhurst, IL

NO BSL Legislation

 Certifying Official: Nancy Reyes

Judge: Roger Lautt

Entry Cost: $30 per odor

Number of Entries 100

Second Dog Policy

We will be allowing second dogs

Opening Date

Monday, August 1, 2020 at 9AM CST

Enter ORT

Entries Close

Monday, August 21, 2020 at 9PM CST 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 remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Running of vehicles is permitted.
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 and [Online].


  • RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee.  $25 fee
  • OWNERS are responsible for errors in making out entry forms.


Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation, will be made by email when entries are processed for those handlers that provide an email address. Confirmations will be made via email only.

Test Site Hours


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

Entry Requirements

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

 Complete entry during the specified entry timeframe.

  1. The Handler is a NACSW™ member for the 2020-2021 membership year (8/1/20- 7/31/21).
  2. 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

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:


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:

For cancellation of entries on or before 5pm central time August 21, 2020– Full refund minus $10 processing fee. For cancellation of entries after 5 pm August 21, 2020 – no refunds will be issued.

 All cancelations must be emailed to

 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.

 Test Location:

Site-Specific Conditions

The trial site is a training facility with rubber matting.

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

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 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.

Crating Options

We will have an indoor crating area with limited space.

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  so plans can be made for the dog.

ADA Requests

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


People approved to be in the testing area during an ORT include NACSW™ officials, approved NACSW™ guests, required ORT volunteers, adults accompanying a minor, approved officials for training purposes, or immediate family members/friends of the dog/handler team being tested. Participants in an ORT may not be spectators for other participants regardless of relationship (with the exception of a minor testing after the accompanying adult tests).The ORT Certifying Official has the right to limit spectators at their discretion.


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 is not allowed on this test site, including the use of e-cigarettes


A list of area hotels and directions will be provided with entry confirmations.


Elmhurst Animal Care Center 850 S. Riverside Dr. Elmhurst, IL


Complete rules are available at It is the responsibility of each competitor to read and understand the current NACSW™ Rule book prior to participating in a NACSW™ event.



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™, For Your K9 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.

All Test related questions, contact For Your K9/Noel Dagley




Revised 5/24/2020