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Odor Recognition Test (ORT) Prep Course

In this course, we will cover the training and skills you and your dog will need to master to tackle and succeed in their ORT tests.

The ORT Prep class will mentally and physically prepare teams for NACSW™ Odor Recognition Tests. Some of the topics covered include preparing for the ORT, reading your dog, staying at source, searching independently, leash handling, proofing and putting it all together!

Course Details

How exciting! The Odor Recognition Test is your first step towards entering trials with NACSW™. In this class we will cover how to best prepare yourself for the Odor Recognition Test. Not only will we cover what to expect at the ORT, but also how to train for it. Let’s get started!

Prerequisites: 

Team should be proficient on birch odor.

What You Will Need:

  • your dog
  • flat or martingale collar
  • back-clip harness (optional)
  • 6'-8' leash
  • 10-15' long line
  • LOTS of small, non-crumbly treats that YOUR dog finds rewarding
  • 20-25 containers (cardboard, plastic or metals - at least the size of a shoe box)
  • Odor kit that includes: Birch and Anise, several hide vessels (tins, tubes, straws) and way to secure your hides (Museum Putty, Glue Dots, etc.)

Course Outline

  • Introducing ORT Set-Up
  • Staying at Source and Reading Your Dog
  • Introduction to Closed Boxes
  • Leash Handling
  • Proofing
  • Putting it All Together

Meet Your Speaker:

Lori Timberlake

Lori Timberlake

NACSW Program Instructor

Lori's Credentials

CPDT-KA

CNWI

AKC Scent Work Judge

UKC Certifying Official

USCSS CSD and Judge

Scent Work University is fortunate to have Lori grant us license to feature her courses, seminars and webinars on our online dog training platform. All of the content in this course is created by, owned by and the rights to the content are reserved to Lori Timberlake.

Student Enrollment

Virtual equivalent to in-person group classes. Submit videos of your homework assignments and work directly with an online instructor.

Includes:

  • Full access to all course materials
  • Full access to Student FB Group
  • Submit homework and videos
  • Detailed review from instructor

 $230.00

Student Session starts June 8th

Grants you access to all the course materials for one full year.

Auditor Enrollment

Enhanced option with the ability to have one video reviewed and post to the general FB group without the pressure of submitting weekly homework or videos.

Includes:

  • Full access to all course materials
  • May submit 1 video to instructor to review
  • Full access to General FB Group
  • May ask instructor questions

 $185.00

Rolling Enrollment

Grants you access to all the course materials for one full year.

Watcher Enrollment

Basic access to course materials, this is the most flexible option where you can go through the material at your own pace, when it works best for you. 

Includes:

  • Full access to all course materials
  • Full access to General FB Group
  • May add video reviews for an additional fee

 $95.00

Rolling Enrollment

Grants you access to all the course materials for one full year.

NOTE: You will be directed to the Online Dog Training University website to complete your purchase.

This is where you will login and access your course.