Odor Recognition Prep (ORT) Course

Regular price $230.00

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

The Odor Recognition Test is your first step towards entering trials with NACSW™. In this 6-week online course 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!


Lori Timberlake

Should I Take This Course?

Are you planning to enter a ORT trial? Ensure you and your dog are ready for the challenge with the training and handling tips provided in this course.


Team should be proficient on birch odor.

What You Will Need for This Course

  • 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

Why choose us?

High-Quality and Effective Training

We design all of our online dog training content to be as high-quality and effective as possible. We are fortunate to partner with outstanding instructors that you will love to work with.


Probably sound like a broken record but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.

David L. for Introducing Birch Course

Took me out of my comfort zone.  Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. And forcing me to look at positives. That is huge because all I ever see is what we need to work on.

Kathleen V. for Now What Do I Do? Course

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