Ort Coming Up (odor Recognition Test)

Discussion in 'Dog Sports' started by kcmetric, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    It's still a ways off but I just wanted to share that Baby and I are signed up for our ORT! Every dog has to pass the odor recognition test before they can start competing. I'm so excited! Baby has progressed so fast and has shocked me our last few training sessions. I need to just get more confident and realize my dog knows what he's doing, I need to trust him!
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  2. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Oh how exciting!!!! We've passed all 3 of ours - but I still remember our first ORT (we now have several trials under out belt too). I was SOOO nervous - and Makena just walked in and did her thing. Baby will too!!! Good luck, and please post as soon as you pass (I'm sure you will!). When is it?

    And you know the mantra: TRUST YOUR DOG!!!! :cool:
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  3. Linda A Experienced Member

    Good luck! I'm sure you will do well!
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  4. Mutt Experienced Member

    Good luck! You'll be fine! When is it?
    I want to do a lesson/class nosework/tracking someday with Boef she realy enjoys that kind of work.
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  5. Dlilly Honored Member

    Have you had the test test? I'd really like to hear how things went.
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  6. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    We just took it a couple days ago and he passed! He did very well. Fortunately he is a very obvious alerter when it comes to boxes (ORTs hide the scent in a box that is lined up with others in two columns). He just jumps on them haha. The people that reorganize the boxes certainly don't like it though, I'm sure.
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  7. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Congratulations!!! (y) I've been watching the thread waiting for you to post results - aren't you glad that's overwith? So now .... on to NW1 :cool:
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  8. Dlilly Honored Member

    Congratulations!!
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  9. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I almost choked on listening to him but I decided to trust the dog's nose, because the nose always knows, haha =)
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  10. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    I don't have the video of his actual test. But this was our practice ORT (this is the first time we did an ORT styled set up blind):

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  11. jackienmutts Honored Member

    He's a good worker, just breezing by all the boxes cuz .. hey, nothing's in them anyway .. til, whoa, right here!! (y) Love the way he works! Great job. And you said above you almost choked when he alerted, but had to trust him (cuz really, what other choice did you have? :LOL:). Yep - it's all about his nose. Trust your dog. Good work.
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  12. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    Yea, I like the way he works too, considering I didn't have to shape any sort of alert, he just naturally dives into the boxes.

    I got caught up and scared of his alert a few days before though because he pawed at a box slightly, and I had forgotten where it was hidden so I was all like "yay!" but it wasn't the right one. So yea, then after that for some reason he stopped pawing at boxes and just sort of looked up at me -- which is obviously not as strong of an alert as pawing or jumping on it.

    He was a street dog for a while, so our instructor is always amused at the lengths he'll go to get a scent. In the beginning days when we worked with flower pots and cookie tins and the food was still paired with the birch, Baby had no issue opening the containers and getting the food out himself lol.
  13. kcmetric Well-Known Member

    But obviously he started pawing at them again =). Maybe that day was just a fluke.

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