​National Association of Canine Scent Work, LLC®

Birch - Anise - Clove

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

Gallatin County Fairgrounds
Hog Arena
901 North Black
Bozeman, Montana 59715

​Test Site Information
Bozeman, Montana is at an altitude of approximately 4,900 feet.  While this is generally not an issue for most visitors, you should be aware of this fact.  The test will be held at a county fairground facility and will require walking on rough dirt, gravel, and uneven terrain. Should we experience heavy rain or late season snow you will need to be prepared to deal with mud.  Weather in Montana can change suddenly and participants should come prepared for a variety of weather conditions.  There will be no indoor crating options.  There is no shade in the rough dirt parking areas. There is no guarantee of separate reactive dog parking, although the parking area is quite large. Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, parking and pathways to the test area may be modified at the last minute. The fairgrounds are located within a neighborhood. Dogs who bark excessively may be asked to leave.  The location is a public fairground.  We will provide specific parking area for competitors but cannot restrict public access to parking and there are no guarantees of exclusive access in the parking lot.  Gallatin County Fairgrounds policy is that all dogs should be leashed.  Occasionally we have individuals that enter the fairgrounds with an unleashed dog.  People usually comply with leash law when asked.  Attendees should understand there could be other events going on at the fairgrounds.  The test area is a cement floor arena located in a barn.  The cement surface contains abnormalities and may be considered uneven by some participants.  There is a step in and out of the barn.

Test will be conducted indoors on a concrete floor.

Entry method: First received By Online Registration or US Mail. Overnight deliveries must have the signature waived box checked.

Entries close 9/07/19 @ 5 pm MDT or when entry limits have been met.

Entries are LIMITED to 100 tests.

Test Site Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM (at the latest).  Final details regarding check-in time and briefing will be sent approximately 1 week prior to the ORT.

Birch – Anise – Clove

 Test Secretary
Carolyn Murray
Carolyn (at) thecannycanine (dot) com


Pet Emergency & Trauma Services
1103 Reeves Road West
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Available 24 hours on weekends
Test Site Information

 You should come prepared to keep your dog cool and in your car during your wait time. Please provide adequate cooling, water, and any other items you may need as the parking lot has limited to no shade. All dogs must remain in vehicle until they are called unless they are in the approved potty area.

Please bring poop bags and clean up after your dog!

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.

 Test must be done on a flat collar, martingale collar, or back clip harness only. No prong collars, electronic collars, or choke chains.

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
Entry Fee: $30 Per Odor Tested.  Handlers may test one dog per odor.
**Payment must be received with registration in order to be considered**

Closing Date
September 7, 2019 @ 5 pm MDT
Overnight mail entries must have the signature request waived.

Refund Policy
For cancellation of entries on or before 5pm mountain time, August 25, 2019 – Full refund minus $5 processing fee. For cancellation of entries after 5 pm August 25, 2019, no refunds will be issued

All cancellations must be emailed to carolyn (at) thecannycanine (dot) com

ENTRY FEES shall not be refunded in the event that a dog is absent, disqualified, or excused by the NACSW™ official or judge.

Non-Sufficent Funds

We will assess a $40 USD charge for any bounced checks.

 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.

From Interstate 90 take US 191/Main Street Exit 309, head south about 2 miles to Tamarack, turn left at the light.  Trial will be held at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds – Hog Arena.  Upon entering the Fairgrounds at the Exhibitor’s Entrance (Tamarack & Grand) the barn will be straight ahead and located next to Livestock Barn #1. Test location is clearly visible upon entering the grounds.  Please do not park in front of the barn.  We will have parking attendants directing you.

Dog Friendly Hotels Near Test Site:

LaQuinta Inn, 620 Nikles Drive, Bozeman MT 59715 (406) 585-9300

Days Inn and Suites, 1321 North 7th Ave, Bozeman MT 59715   (406) 239-1073
There are several other Pet Friendly Motels available near the test site.  Please search “BringFido.com”.  We are not responsible for changes in pet policy with local lodging establishments.  Please verify pet policy when booking.  You may also reference information available on our website: http://www.thecannycanine.com/resources.html

TEST Information - Notice to Exhibitors

THE TEST SITE will be open from 10 am to 4 pm (at the latest).

11:00 AM 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.

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. We will charge $40 USD for returned checks.
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


NACSW™ Odor Recognition Test

For online registration and payment, please click here.

To print out an copy of the premium and registration for mailing via USPS please click here.

For online registration and payment, please click here.

To print out an copy of the premium and registration for mailing via USPS please click here.

For online registration and payment, please click here.

To print out an copy of the premium and registration for mailing via USPS please click here.