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ORT Registration

February 1, 2020

Location: JPL Bible Church, 39001 Monterey Avenue, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Time: 8am to 1pm

Registration for this ORT opens Thursday, Jauary 2nd, 2020.

Select the odor below that you wish to register for. You may register for one odor, two odors or all three odors.

Please note that each handler can only run one dog per test.

You will receive your confirmation email and additional information approximately one week prior to the ORT.

Test Secretary

Linda Buchanan


Carters Animal Hospital, 36701 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234, 760-324-8811
VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital, 71075 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, 760-346-6103
VCA Valley Animal Medical Center Emergency Hospital (open 24 hours), 46920 Jefferson Street, Indio, CA
9220, 760-342-4711

Test Site Information

All dogs should remain contained in vehicles. Please bring shade and water. Potty areas will include unused grassy areas – signs will be posted.

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

Entry Fee and Second Dog Policy

Entry Fee is $35 per odor.
A test is defined as a single dog testing on a single odor. Handler may test one dog at a time on all available odors.

Closing Date

January 23, 2020 at 12:00am


Payments can be made via PayPal

Refund Policy


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.


JPL Bible Church
39001 Monterey Avenue, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

From Interstate 10

  1. From Interstate 10 exit Monterey Avenue (turn right onto Monterey Avenue)
  2. After the light at Frank Sinatra Drive, get into the far right lane
  3. Turn right into the driveway AFTER the large JPL sign
  4. (Please note that the driveway several hundred feet before the JPL sign is a different church)

TEST Information – Notice to Exhibitors

THE TEST SITE will be open from 8:00am to 1:00pm
Handler Briefing and Check In Time will be sent out in the final confirmation email.

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.


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.


FEMALES IN SEASON – Contact your test host 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:


ORT Registration Schedule



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You will also receive additional information ONE WEEK prior to event (not a few weeks).