Odor Recognition Test 10/19/19


National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®


Odors: Birch, Anise, Clove

Saturday, October 19, 2019

at the American Legion Post 759

206 West Chestnut Street, Chatham, IL  62629

The ORT will be held indoors in an American Legion meeting/reception hall.  No other events will be taking place at the facility that day.  The floor in the building used for testing is laminate and vinyl.  The parking lot is adjacent to the building, although overflow parking may be across the street if needed.  There are a few steps into and out of the building.   Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, the expected test area, parking, and/or the pathways may be modified at the last minute.  

Entry method:  First received by online entry and online credit card payment via secure payment link.  Confirmations of entries received will be emailed weekly or as received; final details will be emailed approximately one week prior to the ORT.  We prefer all payments be submitted electronically; however, checks may be made payable and sent to:

Pawsitive Training Zone

145 North Market Street

Chatham, IL  62629

Note:  Payments sent via mail must include a printed copy of the registration form as well. 

Entries close Friday, October 4,  2019, at 5 pm or when entry limits have been met.   

Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.

Test Site Hours:  ORT will start in the morning, and the briefing will start at 9:00 am.  Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT. 



Birch, Anise, Clove

Test Secretary

Sandra Carbonell, Email:  pawsitivetrainingzone@gmail.com


Animal Emergency Clinic, 1333 Wabash Avenue, Suite A, 

Springfield, IL  62704      

Telephone:  (217) 698-0870

Test Site Information 

Indoor Crating will NOT be available.  Red Bandana Dog parking will be in a specific area in the same parking lot or in off-street parking.  Potty area for dogs will be in the grass area surrounding the parking lot and in the town park across the street.  All dogs must be on a 6 foot leash at all times when not being tested.  No flexi-leashes for walking dogs on the test site grounds; flexis may be used in the test itself. 

Entry Requirements

The handler of the dog must be a current member 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

Entry Fee and Second Dog Policy

$35 per dog per test.  Maximum 2 dogs.  Separate entry and payment  are required for each dog.

Closing Date

Friday, October 4, 2019

Entries will close Friday, October 4, 2019, at 5 pm, or when entry limit has been met.  Host reserves right to extend registration. 

Refund Policy

  • For cancellation prior to 5 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019:  Registration fee less $10 processing fee (payable by check) will be issued:
  • For cancellations after 5 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019:  No refunds will be issued.

Please note:  Due to time constraints, host may opt not to fill cancelled spaces and no refund will be issued.

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).


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. 

The American Legion Post 759 is located at 206 W. Chestnut Street, Chatham, IL.  

Dog Friendly Hotels

LaQuinta Inn, 1121 LeJune Dr, Springfield IL  62703

Telephone:  (217) 697-5686

Drury Inn & Suites, 3180 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL  62703

Telephone:  (217) 529-3900

TEST Information - Notice to Exhibitors

The Test Site will be open 30 minutes prior to the walk through/briefing.   Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately one week before the ORT.

Check in/Handler Briefing:  Check In will be at 8:45 am and the Handler Briefing/Walk Through will be at 9:00 am.  Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately one week before the ORT.

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

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.


  • RETURNED CHECKS do not constitute a valid entry fee.
  • ENTRIES MUST BE MADE for online or by check (online preferred).  
  • NO ENTRY SHALL BE MADE AND NO ENTRY SHALL BE ACCEPTED, which specifies 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 at least 1 day before the ORT 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 

Volunteers are needed to make the ORT on Saturday, 10/19/19 a success.  Please take a moment to register to assist .