Silverton Middle School     Contact trial host : 
Silverton, OR

NW3 FEB 22, 2020
ELITE FEB 23, 2020

Official NACSW™

K9 Nose Work® NW3, ELITE Trials

FEB 22 and 23, 2020

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TRIAL LOCATION:

SILVERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
714 SCHLADOR ST
SILVERTON, OR 97381

Please Note: 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 Hosts:

Helix Fairweather & Kristina Leipzig, Doglandia, LLC

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NW3: Saturday, FEB 22, 2020

NW3

ELITE: Sunday, FEB 23, 2020

ELITE

Marion County has no breed specific legislation.

Certifying Official:

Michele Ellertson

Judges:

Joe Oberding & Hilary Robinson

 

Entry Cost:

NW3: $135 per dog and handler team
ELITE: $150 per dog and handler team

Number of Entries:

NW3: 35 entries
ELITE: 28 entries

Payable to Doglandia, LLC via check or money order ONLY.

One dog per handler per Level.

 

Trial Entry Opening and Closing:

  • Trial entry will open on Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019, at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.  Entries will be awarded by random draw of all entries received between 9am Dec 24 , 2019, and 9am Dec 26, 2019.
  • 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 on the closing date which is 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Feb 8, 2020.
  • 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 four business days to complete your payment to confirm your space in the trial.

Entry Method:

All registration 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 an auto-response email confirming that we received your trial entry after registration - this email does not confirm your space in the trial. There will be a separate confirmation from 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 2019-2020 membership year (8/1/19- 7/ 31/20).
  3. The Dog is registered with the NACSW™
  4. Dogs participating in a trial must be at least one year of age.
  5. The Dog has passed the appropriate ORT and prior title level at least 14 days before the trial opens for entries.
  6. Qualified entry for NW3 – Dog has earned a NW2 title and has not yet earned the NW3 Elite title level.
  7. 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.

  • In the event you are having technical difficulties with the entry system, please email trialentry@nacsw.net prior to the end of the draw period.

  • No dog will be given a space in more than one trial of the same level 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 or title requirements.  These entries will be accepted pending completion of the requirements. Note: Dogs must earn the appropriate ORT and prior title level at least 3 days prior to the trial date to be eligible to compete. If the required title or ORT is earned less than 14 days prior to the event, it is the competitor’s responsibility to notify the host that the requirement has been completed.

  • After all entries received during the draw period are processed, if the trial level is still not full, entries will continue to be accepted in the order they are received through the closing date or when entries fill.

  • 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 JAN 3, 2020, then we will offer spaces for those who wish to run a dog For Exhibition Only (FEO). Second dog/handler FEO entries will not be offered spaces in the trial due to logistical issues.

  • The trial host of an event  has the right to refuse entry of any competitor 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 premium.
  • Some trial entries may be given priority entry based on contributions to the organization and the trial process.

You will be notified via e-mail of the results of the random draw by 9:00 AM PST on  DEC 31, 2019. You will then have four business days to send your payment to confirm your space in the trial. Trial  payments are payable to DOGLANDIA LLC by check or money order only.

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

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 5:00 PM Pacific Time FEB 8, 2020– Full refund minus $20 processing fee. For cancellation of entries AFTER 5:00 pm Pacific Time FEB 8, 2020– no refunds will be issued. 

All cancellations must be emailed to

If you earn the title for the level you are entering after the refund period has ended, then you must contact the trial host at within 48 hours of earning your title and at least 72 hours before the trial you are registered for to let them know you are no longer eligible.

If you contact the host within 48 hours of titling and at least 72 hours before their trial and

(1) they are unable to fill your space then you won't be given a refund but will be allowed to keep your space in the trial and run your dog FEO OR

(2) they are able to fill your space then a refund will be issued minus the processing fee listed in the cancellation policy.

If you fail to contact the host within 48 hours of earning your title and at least 72 hours before the trial you are registered for, then you will forfeit your space. You will not be allowed to run as FEO and no refund will be issued.

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 competitors that must withdraw for any reason including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency, and personal or work-related reasons.

No part of the fee will be refunded if the trial 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.

Trial Conditions:

Modeled after real-life detection work, K9 Nose Work® 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 no indoor crating options at these trials. Please be prepared for you and your canine partner to deal with 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. 

SITE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

This trial location is a school. The competitor parking lot and all walkways are asphalt or concrete. There may be search areas that are elevated and these have ramps and stairs. There will be long walks from the competitor parking lot to search areas.

Due to unforeseen conditions, such as weather or change in availability of areas at the location, the expected search areas, parking and pathways to the search areas my be modified at the last minute.

LOCATION DETAILS

Reactive Dog Parking:

There will not be reactive dog parking at this trial. The competitor parking lot is large so reactive dogs will likely be able to be parked away from others. 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 dog must remain in the competitor's vehicle during the trial day. There will be ample potty areas, but unentered dogs should not be allowed to "play" exercise or train on the trial grounds.

RV Parking:

There is space for RVs to park in the competitor parking area during the trial day. To reserve a space, you will need to contact the host after you receive confirmation that you have received a space in the trial. 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:

There is ample parking and those wishing to run their vehicles or generators during the day must park sufficiently far from other competitors.

NO NUTS!

The facility has a NO NUTS policy inside the building.

Smoking:

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

Hotels and RV Park:

Hotel and RV park information is at www.cyberdogonline.com

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 competition search.
  • 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.
  • Unentered dogs must remain in the competitor’s vehicle during the trial day. There will be ample potty areas, but unentered dogs should not be allowed to “play”, exercise, or train on the trial grounds.
  • Competitors should expect to keep their dogs confined in a crate or vehicle when not competing. The logistics of a trial typically do not allow for dogs to hang out on leash in between searches. Competitors should plan to provide their own shade using canopies or shade cloths.  

Females in Season:

Will be allowed to run wearing “pants” at the very end of the running orders after all other dogs have been judged. Females in season will be parked and pottied in areas separate from the other dogs while at the trial if the location logistics permit. Handlers must contact so plans can be made for the dog.