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NACSW K9 Nose Work ORT


Test date: February 22, 2020

This test date is currently full. Please add your email address to our waitlist by clicking the purple button at the bottom of this page to be notified of any cancellations.


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Pack of Paws Dog Training Hosts

National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Odors: Birch, Anise, Clove

February 22, 2020

Pack of Paws Dog Training, LLC
529 Ashland Ave Suites 8 & 9
Southbridge MA 01550

Interested in Volunteering at this ORT? Click here.

Entry method – First received either by online registration or by USPS Mail. Overnight deliveries must have the signature waived box checked.

Entries close February 14, 2020 at 5 pm or when entry limits have been met.

Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.

Test Site Hours: 8 am – 4 pm.  Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week before the ORT.


Birch, anise and clove.

Test Secretary

Loreen Robbins
Pack of Paws Dog Training, LLC
529 Ashland Ave Suites 8 & 9
Southbridge MA 01550
Email:  loreen@packofpawsdogtraining.com


Southbridge Veterinary Hospital
100 Central St.
Southbridge, MA 01550
Open Saturday 9-12

VCA Wickaboag Animal Hospital
138 W. Main St.
West Brookfield, MA 01585
Open Saturday 7:30 – 4:00

Test Site Information

Testing will be inside a training center with rubber matting.  Dogs must be crated in their own vehicles until they being tested.  Indoor crating is not available.  Reactive dogs must wear a red bandana. Restrooms are in the building on the grounds.

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 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

$35.00 per test.

Payment by check,  money order, or paypal via online registration.

One handler can run up to 2 dogs in the same odor. Second dogs will be run at the end of their odor group.

Limit of 2 dogs per handler

Complete a separate form and entry fee for each dog.

Bitches in season will be run after all other dogs

Closing Date

February 14, 2020 at 5 pm or when entries fill. Make all checks payable to Pack of Paws Dog Training.

Overnight mail entries must have the signature request waived.

Refund Policy

Cancellations made on or before February 14, 2020 will receive a refund, minus a $10 administration fee per test. No refunds after the entry closing date.

Cancellations may be made by e-mail (loreen@packofpawsdogtraining.com We are not responsible for lost emails or calls that do not reach us. We will send an email back to the participant confirming the cancellation within 36 business hours.

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: From the Mass Pike (Rt 90) take exit 9 toward Sturbridge/US 20/Hartford onto I-84.  Take exit 3b toward Sturbridge/Rt 131/Palmer onto US-20W.

Turn sharp left onto Main St (Rt – 131)

Continue onto Main St.

Take the 1st exit from roundabout onto E. Main St.

In 2.2 miles, arrive at Ashland Ave.  Destination is on the left.  Pack of Paws is the last building at the end of the complex.

Dog Friendly Hotels

La Quinta Inn
478 Main St.
Sturbridge, MA 01518-1290

Days in Sturbridge
400 Haynes Rd.
Sturbridge, MA

TEST Information – Notice to Exhibitors

THE TEST SITE will be open from 8 am – 4 pm

CHECK-IN/HANDLER BRIEFING  1 hour prior to the start of the test.  Details regarding check in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 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.

Score books are optional and are not required to participate in an ORT. They are for personal record keeping. If you have lost a scorebook or would like a replacement, you can request a replacement score book that will include all your prior NACSW results. Log in to your account at: http://www.nacsw.net/ and under the “My Account” section, go to “My Dogs” and choose the option to order a replacement score book there. The cost is $20.

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.  .
  • 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: http://www.nacsw.net/

Pack of Paws Dog Training
NACSW™ – Odor Recognition Test

February 22, 2020

Pack of Paws Dog Training, LLC
529 Ashland Ave Suites 8 & 9
Southbridge MA 01550

$35.00 Registration Fee – Payment by check, money order or paypal/online registration. Checks made out to: Pack of Paws Dog Training

Please submit your registration and payment online, or click here for a printable form to be submitted by US Mail.

Questions: Contact Loreen Robbins
email: Loreen@packofpawsdogtraining.com

PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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