National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®
Official NACSW™
Odors Tested:

Birch, Anise and Clove



November 5, 2022

Test Location:
Rancho Camulos Museum
5164 E Telegraph Rd, Fillmore/Piru, CA 93015

Test Host:
 Pink Biscuit K9s

Test Secretary:
 Deann Hobson

Certifying Official:
Shelley Smith

Elaine Booker

Entry Cost:
 $38 per dog per odor

Number of Entries:

To keep groups small at this time, we are splitting the ORT into two groups if we reach over 100 test. One group will run in the morning and one in the afternoon

Event attendees are required to adhere to the NACSW COVID-19 Event Guidelines and Rules
In addition to those guidelines the following changes and guidelines are in effect for this ORT due to COVID-19.
All attendees (competitors and volunteers) will be required to bring and wear face masks when not in your vehicle. Competitors are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible. Competitors are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfectant 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.  Participants are responsible for staying up to date on any jurisdictional requirements for their home location as well as the trial location including any travel guidance.  


Opening Date:
Thursday October 6, 2022 at 9 AM Pacific Time

​Accepting FEO's

If you would like to enter as FEO please email us at first.

Entries Close:
Wednesday November 2, 2022 at 9 AM Pacific Time or When entry limits have been met

Second Dog Policy:
No Second Dog, one dog per handler

Entry Method
Entry will be online only.


Once you sign up for a session above, you will be notified within 48 hours.  A Pay Pal invoice will be sent to you.

Acknowledgement of entry acceptance/confirmation will be made by email when entries are processed and Pay Pal invoice  will be sent. Payment will be online via PayPal (no account needed). Your payment receipt and notification are confirmation of your completed entry.

Details regarding check in time and briefing will be emailed 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 time frame.
The Handler is a NACSW member for the 2022-2023 membership year (8/1/22- 7/31/23).
The Dog is registered with the NACSW.
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 the 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:

No dog will be given more than one space in the same odor test at a single event.

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 following cancellation policy applies, for cancellation of entries on or before 5 PM Pacific Time October 28, 2022 – Full refund minus $10 processing fee. For cancellation of entries after 5 PM Pacific Time October 28, 2022 – no refunds will be issued.    
Notification of cancellations 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, COVID, 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, COVID 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.

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

Modeled after real-life detection work, NACSW trials are held in many different locations, with a variety of terrain,
under varying weather conditions. Dogs and handlers need to be able to safely negotiate a variety of surfaces,
including, but not limited to, tile, linoleum, carpeting, gravel, asphalt, uneven surfaces, and slippery footing.
Handlers should be prepared to deal with a variety of weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain and snow.
Trials frequently require covering extensive distances to get to and from the parking area to each of the search
areas and generally require that this be done across natural, uneven surfaces. Handlers should be prepared for
the physical demands and must be able to navigate the terrain with their dog accordingly. Participants should
expect to spend most of the day outside or in their vehicles as there are rarely indoor crating options at trials.
Please be prepared for you and your canine partner to deal with all of these varying environmental challenges.
Handlers should familiarize themselves with potential regional risks and health concerns that may affect
themselves or their dogs. Handlers agree that they are entering this trial at their own risk.

ADA Site Specific Conditions
The ORT will be indoors on hardwood flooring. The parking lot is a mixture of gravel and dirt. There are two steps required to
 enter and exit the building. No indoor crating will be available. Dogs should remain in the car. Food will not be available. 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; flexi-leashes may be used in the test itself. Please clean up after your dog and respect the marked potty area.
Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, these
conditions may be modified at the last minute.

Reactive Dog Parking
There will not be reactive dog parking at this test.
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.

Running Vehicles or Generators in the parking lot
Running your vehicles or generators in the parking lot is not allowed at this test.
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.

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

A list of area hotels are available here: HOTELS


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. 
Refer to location details (above) for information on unentered dogs.

 Females in Season
Will be allowed to run wearing “pants” at the very end of the day after all other dogs have tested. 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).

Due to jurisdictional COVID-19 requirements, we need to restrict attendance at our event. Please leave guests at home. Contact the host at: if you REQUIRE someone to attend with you for assistance.

An adult accompanying a minor must be present during the searches.
Everyone at the test site must sign the waiver provided by the host and comply with all event requirements.

Participants are not allowed to watch the testing at any time.


5280 Valentine Rd #120, Ventura CA
(805) 0290
Open 24 Hours

Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital
3580 Willow Lane
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
Open 24 Hours

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, Pink Biscuit K9s, Deann Hobson, Dawn Mrando 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