We've been doing a lot of interior searches, this class was no exception. Dorothy always finds a way to make them interesting.
Interior 1 video - Gimme found the first hide really quickly and then had to go check out the toy. This girl loves toys and is sure she needs some more to add to her collection. At least she leaves it more readily to go back to work. (as I play the video, Gimme runs over to see where I'm hiding a toy) She did check out the shelving where a bin of toys resides, but given the location of the other hide, enough scent could have drifted over there to justify a quick check of the bin, doncha know. Given how quickly she got to the hide after checking the bin, this isn't unreasonable.
Interior 2 video - Even with wasting 10 seconds to check on the toy, she was still the fastest dog in class to solve this hide. Just sayin...
Interior 3 video - She only wasted 5 seconds checking on the toy this time. Then there was the 8 seconds she spent being a social butterfly. She was still waaaaay faster than the other class dogs, one of whom is a GSD who is much taller than she is.
Interior 4 video - Immediately checking the toy whereabouts - she's certainly consistent, eh. She was so fast on the prior search, so I was surprised to see her have difficulty this time. Her search time was about the same as the other dogs. I don't know why it was harder for her than the prior search, but you'll note she needed a toy-moment to release some frustration at about 2 minutes. Interesting how she went from the stuff against the other wall almost directly to the hide.
Often dogs get information from something nearby. Either because of scent settling on/near it to give them a clue where it is. Some dogs, Gimme is one, often need to go out of the scent plume before going back in to sourse. She could have been doing either in this case and I don't remember if the other dogs used the same stuff to get to it. The difficulty may have been from them needing to come up between the two tables to source the hide.
Love my little genius.
BTW we have an L2V trial this weekend in Oregon. Cross your fingers for us...