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ORT opens at 12:00 Noon Eastern on Monday, May 27, 2024.

Odors Tested: Birch, Anise and Clove

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Test Location:  Salisbury Presbyterian Church, 13621 W Salisbury Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113

Test Host: Paws Plus Training, LLC

 Certifying Official: Jen Johnson

Judge: Janie Simmons

Entry Cost: $35 per dog per odor

Number of Entries: 125 entries maximum

Second Dog Policy: Two dogs per handler for each odor tested. One dog will be in the first run of the odor being tested and the second dog will be in the second run of the odor being tested.

Entries Close: Sunday September 1, 2024 at 5:00 PM Eastern or when entry limits have been met.

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

  1. Complete entry during the specified entry time frame.
  2. The Handler is a NACSW member for the 2024-2025 membership year (8/1/24- 7/31/25).
  3. The Dog is registered with the NACSW.
  4. Dogs participating in an Odor Recognition Test (ORT) must be at least six months of age.

For Exhibit Only Dogs (FEO): Dogs running FEO are not eligible to receive titles. FEO results will not be included in the posted ORT results. If space remains after all qualified entries are accommodated on August 16, 2024,then we will offer spaces for those who wish to run a dog (FEO). Dogs may only run FEO in odors that they are not already registered for.

For information on how to register or become a member go to

Trial Eligibility and ORTs
The ORT Title must be earned at least 14 days before a trial opening date to be eligible for the first draw period.

All odors must be passed in order to earn the ORT title.  It is not required that they all be passed at the same test.

If there are any changes or updates that information will be included in your final details information that will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the ORT weekend.  Participants are responsible for staying up to date on any jurisdictional requirements for their home location as well as the trial location including any travel guidance.

A sample of hotels in the region is below. You can also find other hotels using Google Maps or

  • Aloft Richmond West, 3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23233, 804-433-1888
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Chesterfield, 1301 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA 23113, 804-302-0195
  • La Quinta Inn Richmond South, 9040 Pams Avenue, Richmond, VA 23237, 804-743-0770
  • Candlewood Suites Richmond West Broad, 2100 Dickens Road, Richmond, VA 804-324-3900