Trial Entry Questions

Q: Do I have to enter every class offered at a trial?
A: No, you can enter any number of the classes offered at a trial.

Q: Can I enter day of trial?
A: Offering Day of show entries is up to each host and should be addressed in their trial premium. If Day of Show entries are offered then yes, you can enter day of trial as long as there is room in the trial.

Q: Should I enter A or B in Novice class?
A: We offer A & B in the Novice level and classes to give handlers that have never gotten any Nose Work titles before. We count the titles earned by the handler and not the dog. The searches are the same for both A & B.

Q: Can mixed breeds enter USCSS scent work trials?
A: Yes, both mixed breed dogs and purebred dogs are welcome at USCSS Scent Work trials.

Q: What do I need to do in order to compete with my dog at a sanctioned USCSS trial?
A: First you would go to the become a member page and fill and apply for your free membership to USCSS. Next step would be to go to Register your dog and fill out the USCSS dog registration form. The cost to register a dog is $25.00 per dog and that is for a lifetime registration. After those two things are done you can then enter any sanctioned USCSS Scent Work trial.

Q: Does my dog have to have an ORT to enter a USCSS trial?
A: No, USCSS does not require an Odor Recognition Test to be able to compete in a sanctioned USCSS Trial.

Q: How do I find USCSS trials to enter?
A: USCSS trials are listed in 3 different areas

  1. the website. To find trial info – Please hover over “Trials’ Then Click on Upcoming USCSS events. Find the trial you are interested in and there you will find the premium and the online entry buttons. additionally, when google is behaving the trials will be listed on your account page on the lower right side. This feature is getting less and less reliable.
  2. Here on the USCSS Facebook group under “events”
  3. On the official Calendar also on the USCSS website.

Q: My dog earned a USCSS title! Do you offer title certificates?
A: Congratulations!!! Yes, we offer USCSS Title Certificates. Once your dogs title is officially recorded, you can find the link to download your title certificate in your account page. Click on your dogs USCSS registration number, then you will see a box “Titles and Certificates” Click on the title that you would like to download the title certificate for and, voila!

Q: I competed in a USCSS trial and there is an error in the results, what should I do to get this fixed?
A: While everyone does their best, mistakes do happen. First thing is we highly recommend that all competiors take a photo of their scoresheets. Next step is to email your trial secretary and CC Julie Sandoval –  Your scoresheets will be pulled and any needed corrections will be made.

Q- I am having trouble logging into my account.

There is a “forgot password” button under the fields to login in.

We have nothing to do with passwords.

There are a couple of things that go wrong when people try to reset their passwords.

1) They click the forgot password button and miss the email.

( sometimes it gets sent to spam) So check your spam folder.

2) they don’t see the new password email and they continue to click the “forgot password” button. Then when they see the new password email it is not necessarily the LAST one sent, so it is “incorrect” and will not work.

3) Sometimes in a new password the capital I and lowercase L look the same. Example, I l ( Crazy I know!) But I suggest that you copy and paste the auto-generated password from the most recent “forgot password” email to continue the login process. After you successfully log in – choose a password you will remember and write it down somewhere. If you can still not log in, email me and we can troubleshoot over the phone.