Titles Achieved to date...

Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM,
R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V and ADPL4...
26 and counting...


Friday, January 3, 2014

Additional Note

I remembered something I meant to put in yesterday's post - about the nosework practice. 

The first indication was lovely, just a paw placement.  The second one she started nicely then went completely out of control - I was shocked to see her digging vigorously, with dirt just flying out behind her!   

Remember all the hides were set low, three at ground level.  Turns out I placed that second hide within 6 inches of a mouse hole!  Gimme started out okay with her indication, but putting her nose that close - her instincts took over and she went straight to her hobby of enlarging the entrance. 

I was determined to have her give a "proper" indication so tried several things to get her back into nosework mode.  Nothing was working until I basically put my foot on top of the mouse hole.  Then she got hold of herself and gave me a nice controlled indication.  From there we moved off to find the other two hides, also with nice controlled indications.

I just thought it was funny - the look on her face was priceless.  Odor AND a mouse hole!  YEEHAWWWWW....  Fortunately that is not likely to be the case at a trial or we'll fault for sure. 

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