30 & 100 Box Challenges
February 18, 2023 9a – 1p @ Companion Dog Club of Tulsa
Address: 4411 S 91st E Ave, Tulsa OK 74145
Downloadable Flyer 2023 Box Challenge
Come join us for nosework fun in our 30 and 100 box challenges.
The cost is $5 per search. Teams are limited to a total of 3 searches in the divisions listed under Limits below.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 15th or until full.
- The goal is to find the most odor possible in the shortest amount of time.
- There will be no NQ’s just experience and fun searching for odors.
- UKC scents will be used in a variety of cardboard boxes.
- No prerequisites are required but it will be helpful if your dog understands searching for odor in containers.
- You’ll be able to watch other competitors search; something we don’t get to do too often.
- Participation prizes will be presented throughout the event.
We anticipate that the 30 box challenge will be a great opportunity for beginner dogs and handlers to gain confidence as well as a 100 box warm-up for more experienced searchers.
— Runs – we will be organizing in blinds where 4 to 5-ish competitors per challenge will hide while the search area is set and the searchers in the blind compete (designed like “barn hunt” blinds). Because we are running in blinds, you’ll be able to run more than one dog or your one dog multiple times in the same division but in different blinds.
— Start Time – the briefing will be at 9:00. The 30 box challenge will start around 9:10 and the 100 box around 9:20. These searches will run concurrently. Example, Fido is in blind #1 for the 30 box challenge and blind #3 and #5 for the 100 box challenge. The last search blind will not begin before 11:30.
— Register – to organize the challenges we are asking you to register ONLINE with this link by Wednesday night, Feb. 15 . You will be sent a confirmation email. Signing up does not commit you but will help us organize and pre-assign blinds where possible. If you become available at the last minute and haven’t yet registered, you may take your chance on the day.
— Limits – we anticipate having a maximum of 40 runs in the 100 box challenge and 50 runs in the 30 box challenge. For this reason, there is a pre-registration limit of two dogs per handler and a maximum of three 30 box run or two 100 box & one 30 box run per dog to allow everyone to participate.
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