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K9 Nose Work® ORTs

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 from the NACSW rule book on the NACSW™website.


Trial entry requires that handler/dog teams have received their ORT title in advance of the trial. The purpose of the ORT is to verify that the dogs know the target odor (scent) used in competition. Successful passage of an ORT requires a dog to identify the location of the target odor and the handler to correctly call an ‘alert’ (or equivalent) within a three-minute time period.

For information on upcoming ORTs near you, use the calendar below. To enter an ORT, follow the instructions for that event. 


Upcoming ORTs hosted by Loving Paws

Saturday August 19th, 2023

Registration link is on the premium.

ORT Premium
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