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, ADP-L1, ADP-L2, TD, UWP, ADP-L3 and NTD...
23 and counting...

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nosework (4/21)

We started with two exterior searches.

Exterior 1 video - This exterior search had two hides.  Gimme started by running to the landscaping and squatting as if to pee, which I interrupted.  I didn't see her actually pee, but the instructor thought she had.  She did a nice job finding both hides.  I thought it interesting she went so far out to the right before she caught the second hide, which she turned back to on her own.

Exterior 2 video - This video is harder to see as the area is darker.  Actually both hides were pretty close to each other.  Gimme finds one right away.  Then she has to go well down the way into the dark before coming back to where the hides were.  She went up with her feet on the panel quickly and then "walked" herself around to show me where the hide was.  It was quite nice.

Interior searches 3 & 4 - There is no video for these because they are done all in the dark.  They have a bunch of glow stick necklaces which are sprinkled through the area enough so we can move without running into stuff.  We also make a glow stick "collar" for the dogs, so we can see where they are moving around.  Really that is all you can see.  What was really interesting was how much more aware I was of the huffing noises Gimme makes when she is searching.  I've noticed them before, but when there is minimal visual, the things you hear are much more noticeable.  Gimme did both searches very quickly. 

She don't need no stinkin' lights...

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