ASDR Scentwork

·       Dogs must be 6 months of age to compete.

·       Handlers are not allowed to watch other competitor’s compete.

·       Handlers are not to discuss the results of a search area, until everyone in that area has competed. The proper response to a question of how your dog did is a simple thumbs up or thumbs down. Do not go into detail of how your search went until the trial is over.

·       Only buckle collars and harnesses are allowed to be used in any nose work event. No choke collars, prong collars, or head halters.

·       When outside of a search area, dogs need to be kept on a 6 foot leash. (It is fine to have the dog on a longer leash, but the leash must be held with a six foot maximum from handlers hand to dogs collar.)

·       Dogs that appear to be injured or ill will be eliminated. Examples of such injury include but are not limited to: open wounds, bandages, limping, etc.

·       Dogs need to be crated or in their handlers vehicles while waiting to run. Only the dog running and the dog that is up next are allowed out.

·       Eliminating in a search area will result in a disqualification.

·       Once a dog has found the hide, the handler will call alert, if correct the judge will say yes, at this time the handler is allowed to reward (treat with food or toy) their dog beside a container, or close to a hide.

·       Once a handler has called alert, the judge may ask where, when this happens, the handler will have 5 seconds to point to where there dog was alerting. This location must be specific.

·       The handler may call alert in an area that the dog is not currently searching.

·       Time starts when dog crosses the start line.

·       Time ends when handler calls alert on final hide for levels I – silver elite, and when handler calls finish for gold elite and above.

·       Faults include, but are not limited to :

o   Damage to the search area. (ex: excessive pawing or damage to containers or vehicles.)

o   Handling errors (Ex: pulling a dog off odor, intentionally blocking an odor, calling alert on a hide that has already been found)

o   Food dropped in a search area

Odor Recognition Certification

           Number of boxes: 10

           Number of hides: 1

           Search Time: 3 minutes

           Number of faults allowed: 2

           Distance between boxes: 4 feet

This Certification is required before a dog is allowed to trail. A dog may obtain its ORC and start trialing in the same day.

There will be a different ORC for Birch, Anise, and Clove. ORC-B, ORC-A, and ORC-C.

In-correctly identifying the odor box will result in a non-qualifying run.

Dogs may only have one attempt per 48 hour period.

NACSW ORT tests will be accepted in place of any ORC.

Nose work titles
 

Each title will require five legs to be completed (except level one will not include buried) : interior, exterior, vehicles, buried, and containers.

Each leg passed will carry over until the entire title is passed.

Your dogs can move on to the next level in any element, however you will not get your Nosework title until you have completed all the elements once for that level.

You can get an element title by getting two q’s in one event in the same level. (This is not required, but will allow you and your dog to succeed more before moving on to a more difficult level) For example, if you receive two level one containers titles, you will receive a level one containers element title. Once a dog has completed all elements twice they will receive a level one (the number will correlate with the level the dog competed at) Nosework excellent title.

You can touch or treat your dog at any time to reward them or get them to re-focus, however you cannot pick your dog up.

You cannot touch any item without the judges approval, this includes search containers.

There will be a walk through before where questions can be asked about search areas. NO dogs are allowed during a walk through.

 

           Level I

                     Birch will be the only scent used for level I

                     Must pass birch ORC

                     Containers

                                Number of containers: 14 -20

                                Number of hides: 1

                                Search Time: 3 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Interiors

                                Number of hides: 1

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Exteriors

                                Number of hides: 1

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Vehicles

                                Number of hides: 1

                                Number of vehicles: 1

                                Search Time: 3 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults:     2

           Level II

Birch or anise can be used in level 2, but only one scent will be used at a time.

Must have passed Birch ORC, Anise ORC, and Level I.

Containers

                                Number of containers: 18-25

                                Number of hides: 2

                                Search Time: 3:30 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Interiors

                                Number of hides: 2

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Exteriors

                                Number of hides: 2

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Vehicles

                                Number of hides: 2

                                Number of vehicles: 1 or 2

                                Search Time: 3 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                       Burried

                                Number of containers: 8-10  

                                 Number of hides: 2   

                                 Search Time: 3 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.    

                                  Number of faults: 2

 

           Elite

Birch or Anise can be used in Elite, using only one scent or a combination of two.

Must pass Birch and Anise ORC, Level I, and Level II.

                     Containers

                                Number of containers: 20-25

                                Number of hides: 3

                                Search Time: 4 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Interiors

                                Number of hides: 3

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Exteriors

                                Number of hides: 3

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Vehicles

                                Number of hides: 3

                                Number of vehicles: up to 3

                                Search Time: 4: 30 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Buried 

                                Number of containers: 10-14

                                Number of hides: 3

                                Search Time: 4 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

           Silver Elite

Birch, Anise, and Clove can be use in Sliver Elite, using only one scent or a combination of all three.

Must have passes Birch, Anise, and Clove ORC and Level I, Level II, and Elite titles.

Containers

                                Number of containers: 24-28

                                Number of hides: 4

                                Search Time: 4:30 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Interiors

                                Number of hides: 4

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Exteriors

                                Number of hides: 4

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Vehicles

                                Number of hides: 4

                                Number of vehicles: up to 5

                                Search Time: 5 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Buried

                                Number of containers: 12-20

                                Number of hides: 4

                                Search Time: 4 minutes, may be longer at judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

           Gold Elite

Birch, Anise, and Clove can be use in Gold Elite, using only one scent or a combination of all three.

Must have passes Birch, Anise, and Clove ORC and Level I, Level II, Elite, and Silver Elite titles.

Containers

                                Number of containers: 25-30

                                Number of hides: 1-3

                                Search Time: judges discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Interiors

                                Number of hides: 1-3

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Exteriors

                                Number of hides: 1-3

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Vehicles

                                Number of hides: 1-3

                                Number of vehicles: up to 5

                                Search Time: judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Buried

                                Number of containers: 12-20

                                Number of hides: 1-3

                                Search Time: judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

           Grand Elite

Birch, Anise, and Clove can be use in Gold Elite, using only one scent or a combination of all three.

Must have passes Birch, Anise, and Clove ORC and Level I, Level II, Elite, Silver Elite, and Gold Elite titles.

Containers

                                Number of containers: 25-30

                                Number of hides: 0-5

                                Search Time: judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Interiors

                                Number of hides: 0-5

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Exteriors

                                Number of hides: 0-5

                                Search Time will depend on search area

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Vehicles

                                Number of hides: 0-5

                                Number of vehicles: up to 6

                                Search Time: judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

                     Buried

                                Number of containers: 12-20

                                Number of hides: 0-5

                                Search Time: judge’s discretion.

                                Number of faults: 2

 

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