Talmadge Middle School
Independence, OR    Contact trial host : 

ELITE APR 27, 2024
NW3 APR 28, 2024

Official NACSW™ ELITE, NW3 Trials APR 27 & 28, 2024

TRIAL LOCATION: TALMADGE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 51 S 16th ST, INDEPENDENCE, OR 97351
It is not appropriate to visit the trial location prior to the trial date, nor should training take place on trial grounds once an event is approved/announced. Our locations are real life search environments where people work, go to school, etc. Pre-trial contact or visits risk the host losing the opportunity to use the location again in the future.

Trial Host: HELIX FAIRWEATHER & DOGLANDIA, LLC

Trial Host Contact Info: HELIX FAIRWEATHER -

ELITE: SATURDAY APR 27, 2024

ENTER ELITE

NW3: SUNDAY APR 28, 2024

ENTER NW3

Yamhill County has no breed specific legislation.

Certifying Official: CATHIE LABER

Judges: FABIAN JACKSON & BOB GROSS

Entry Cost
NW3: $175 per dog and handler team
ELITE: $185 per dog and handler team

Number of Entries:
NW3: 38 entries
ELITE: 35 entries

One dog per handler per level/element.

Trial Entry Opening and Closing:

  • The draw period for the trial will open on TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2024 , at 9:00 AM PDT. Entries will be awarded by random draw of all entries received between 9:00 PDT AM MARCH 12, 2024, and 9:00 AM PDT MARCH 14, 2024.

  • Trial entry will close at the end of the draw if the trial and wait list are deemed full. If the trial and wait list are not full, the trial will remain open for entries until they are deemed full or the day of the trial.

  • We will not be taking payment until you are given a space in the trial. If you are given a space in the trial, you will receive information on how to submit payment. You will then have FIVE BUSINESS DAYS TO POSTMARK your payment to confirm your space in the trial.

Entry Method:

All entries will be on-line via the link provided to the NACSW™ trial registration form. Paper and phone entries will not be accepted. Completing the form is not a guarantee of entry. You will receive a confirmation from Trial Host Contact (see above) to let you know if your entry has been given a space in the trial.

Entry requirements & Selection:

A Qualified Entry is one that meets all the following criteria:

  1. Complete the on-line trial entry during the draw period listed above.
  2. The Handler is a NACSW™ member for the 2023-2024 membership year (8/1/23 - 7/31/24).
  3. The dog is registered and in good standing with NACSW.
  4. Dogs participating in a trial must be at least one year of age.
  5. The Dog has achieved the prior title level and ORT title (passed all 3 odors) at least 14 days before the trial opens for entries. This applies to all levels.
  6. Qualified entry for NW3 – Dog has earned a NW2 title and has not yet earned the NW3 Elite title level.
    Qualified entry for Elite - Dog has earned a NW3 elite title and has not yet earned an ELT-CH title.

Trial spaces will be determined in the following manner:

    • Spaces will be awarded by a random draw of all Qualified Entries during the draw period listed above.

    • Once the trial opens for entry, if you are having technical difficulties with the entry system during the 48-hour draw period, please email trialentry@nacsw.net prior to the end of the draw period. For any other questions that are not related to the trial entry system, contact the Trial Host Contact (see above).

    • No dog will be given a space in more than one trial of the same level and type at a single event.

    • You may enter multiple dogs for entry in the draw. However, only one dog/handler per title level will be accepted into the trial. Entry will go to the dog selected in the draw - you may not swap to an alternate dog. If multiple dogs are selected in the draw, you may select which dog you wish to enter. Once a dog has been entered as a second dog/handler entry, you may not swap handlers after the draw to change the entry to a first dog/handler unless the trial is not full.

    • If a trial level is not full after the draw of Qualified Entries, then there will be a Secondary Draw of any entries received that did not meet the ORT title or title requirements. These entries will be accepted pending completion of the requirements. Note: Dogs must earn the the ORT title and prior title level at least 3 days prior to the trial date to be eligible to compete. If the required title or ORT title is earned less than 14 days prior to the event, it is the handler’s responsibility to notify the Trial Host Contact (see above) that the requirement has been completed.

    • If the trial level and wait list are not full after all entries received during the draw period have been processed, entries will continue to be accepted in the order they are received until the trial and wait list are deemed full.

    • For Exhibit Only dogs (FEO): Dogs running FEO are not eligible to receive titles or to earn placement ribbons. FEO results will not be included in the posted trial results.

      • If space remains after all qualified entries are accommodated on 9:00 AM, MARCH 21, 2024, then we will offer spaces for those who wish to run a dog For Exhibition Only (FEO). Second dog/handler FEO entries on the same day will be offered spaces after 9:00 AM, APRIL 20, 2024. The trial host of an event  has the right to refuse entry of any handler or dog for just cause as approved by the National Trial Committee. Just cause includes lack of adherence to NACSW rules and guidelines and the policies outlined in each event entry premium.
        • Some trial entries may be given priority entry based on contributions to the organization and the trial process.

        Notification

        You will be notified via e-mail of the results of the random draw by 9:00 AM PDT on  MARCH 21, 2024.

        If you have a spam blocker on your email account, please configure it to allow email from in order to ensure delivery of confirmation and information about this trial.

        You will then have FIVE BUSINESS DAYS TO POSTMARK your payment to confirm your space in the trial. Trial payments are by check OR money order payable to Doglandia, LLC.There are NO online payments.

        A waiting list for alternates will be started as soon as entries are filled.Alternates will be contacted when a space opens.
        Depending on last minute event logistics, we may opt to not fill all canceled spaces.

        NACSW™ reserves the right to cancel a trial if minimum entry numbers are not met.

        Be sure you read and understand the guidelines for this trial before entering. By submitting a registration for this NACSW™ Trial, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and accept the policies and liability information of NACSW™.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The following cancellation policy applies:

  • For cancellation of entries on or before 9:00 AM PDT, APRIL 13, 2024– Full refund minus $25 processing fee.
  • For cancellation of entries between 9:00 AM PDT APRIL 13, 2024, and 9:00 AM PDT, APRIL 24, 2024 – Full refund minus $25 processing fee if the host fills your space. No refund if the host doesn’t fill your space. If the space is filled with a discounted or free entry, you will receive a refund dependent on the income from the replacement entry.

  • For cancellation of entries after 9:00 AM PDT APRIL 24, 2024 - 50% of the trial entry fee will be refunded if the host fills your space. No refund will be issued if the host doesn’t fill your space. If the space is filled with a discounted or free entry, you will receive a refund dependent on the income from the replacement entry.

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  • If you earn the title that makes you no longer eligible for the level you are entered, then you must contact the Trial Host Contact (see above) to cancel your entry and will be subject to the published cancellation policy. You may opt to change your entry to an FEO entry in this case and will be placed on the FEO waitlist and only receive a space in the trial if the host is accepting FEO entries.

  • All cancellations must be emailed to the Trial Host Contact (see above).

    For cancellations that meet the above guidelines, refunds will be issued within 30 days of the request and no later than 14 days after the trial date.

    Entry fees shall not be refunded if a dog is absent, disqualified, or excused by the NACSW™ official or judge.

    This cancellation and refund policy applies to handlers that must withdraw for any reason including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency, and personal or work-related reasons.

    If the event cannot take place or be completed by reason of fire, civil disturbances, an Act of God, public emergency, or any other cause beyond the control of the trial organizers, then the event host will make their best effort to provide partial refunds after recouping their expenses.

    ADA SITE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

    This event location is a school. The pathways to the search areas are paved or gravel and include ramp options. The search areas are on level ground. There will be long walks to some search areas. There may be a single step into the building or a step up at a curb in some locations.

    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.

    LOCATION DETAILS

    Modeled after real-life detection work, NACSW events 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. Events 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. Handers should expect to spend most of the day outside or in their vehicles as there are rarely indoor crating options at events. 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 event at their own risk. 

    Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, the details below may need to be modified at the last minute.

    Parking

    The parking lot is gravel or asphalt and will allow modest space between vehicles.There is no shade in the parking lot.

    RV Parking

    There is space for RVs to park in the handler parking area during the event day. To reserve a space, you will need to contact the Trial Host Contact (see above) after you receive confirmation that you have a space in the event. No overnight RV parking is available.

    Running Vehicles or Generators in the parking lot

    Running your vehicles or generators in the parking lot is allowed at this event as long as you are willing to park away from others.

    Reactive Dog Parking

    There will not be specific reactive dog parking at this event.

    Unentered Dogs

    Unentered dogs must remain in the handler's vehicle during the event day. There will be ample potty areas, but unentered dogs should not be allowed to "play" exercise or train on the event grounds.

    Smoking:

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

    Hotels:

    A list of area hotels is available here: HOTELS and RV PARKS

    Dog Policies:

    • All dogs must be on a 6’ leash at all times when not searching. NO flexi-leashes while not participating in a competition search.
    • Dogs that need space from dogs may wear a red bandana, provided by the dog’s handler, to help signal others that the dog needs extra space from 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 search, or from viewing any part of the searching.
    • Handlers should expect to keep their dogs confined in a crate or vehicle when not competing. The logistics of an event typically do not allow for dogs to hang out on leash in between searches. Handlers 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

    Females in season will be allowed to run wearing “pants” at the end of each search after all other dogs have been judged. Handlers with females in season should park and toilet their dogs away from the other dogs if the location logistics permit. Handlers must email the Trial Host Contact (see above) so plans can be made for the dog.