Novice – On-Line Trials

There are two categories making the ‘On-Line’ trials available for everyone.

Category 1– Those with more than one person in the household.
Category 2– Those who are on their own. (Home Alone)

All you need to enter will be a house/bungalow/mobile home with a garden.

Eligibility

Novice – Those currently in Levels 3 & 4

Note: The ‘On-Line’ competitions will run independently from the normal ‘Scentwork UK’ trials.

Points gained during the ‘On-Line’ trials will not count towards ‘Excellent’ & ‘Dog of the Year’ points and progression to the next level.
Progression within the ‘On-Line’ trials will not affect your position when the regular ‘Scentwork UK’ trials resume as the ‘On-Line Trials’ will run independently.

Home Alone Competitors

Novice

There will be 3 searches and you can choose from three of the following searches:

  • Table & chairs and additional furniture (see below for suggestions)
  • Kitchen Cabinets & House Hold Items.
  • Kitchen Cabinets & Tables and Chairs.
  • Vehicle & Exterior items.
  • Wall and Exterior items.
  • Fence and Exterior items.

 

Odour  – ‘Cloves’

2 ‘Hides’ per search

10 marks for each ‘Find’, 10 marks for handling and 10 Bonus Points.

Bonus Points are awarded if none of the items are removed from the search. The competitor must declare this at the before the all the searches start.

All 6 Hides need to be found to qualify.

Points 1st = 10,  2nd = 8,  3rd = 6,  4th = 4  ‘Clean Sweep’ = 2

You can enter up to 10 trials at any level before you need to move on.

Your points will go forward to a ‘point’s league’ and there will be a semi-final for the top 12. The first 4 of the semi-final will then be invited to a final to be held at a prestigious event.

Competitor Rules for ‘Home Alone’ –‘Click here’

Instructions for hiding the scent – ‘Click here’

 

More than one person in a House Hold.

Novice

There will be 3 searches and you can choose from three of the following searches:

  • Table & chairs and additional furniture (see below for suggestions)
  • Kitchen Cabinets & House Hold Items.
  • Kitchen Cabinets & Tables and Chairs.
  • Vehicle & Exterior items.
  • Wall and Exterior items.
  • Fence and Exterior items.

Odour  – ‘Cloves’

2 ‘Hide’ per search total 6 Hides.

10 marks for each ‘Find’ and 10 marks for handling & 10 Bonus Points.

Bonus Points are awarded if none of the items are removed from the search. The competitor must declare this at the time.

All 6 Hides need to be found to qualify.

Points 1st = 10, 2nd = 8, 3rd = 6, 4th = 4 ‘Clean Sweep’ = 2

Once you have qualified at 10 trials at any level you need to move on to the next level.

Your points will go forward to a ‘points league’ and there will be a semi-final for the top 12. The first 4 of the semi-final will then be invited to a final to be held at a prestigious event.

Competitor rules – ‘Click Here

Instructions for ‘Scent Hider’ – ‘Click Here’