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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, ADPL4,
SDS-N, ADPL5, ADPCH and ADPL1(2GC)... 30 and counting...






Friday, April 14, 2017

Nosework (3/24)

Container 1 video - We started with a blind search consisting of three rows of six egg cartons with two plastic eggs in each, and a total of six hides. We were told our handler challenge would be to keep track of where we'd been. I was thinking in terms of which parts of which rows we'd searched, not where she indicated. Keeping track of where Gimme indicated when there were six hides in a small area was far too confusing. I just now drew a little chart, numbering the boxes 1-6, 7-12 and 13-18 and marked them as I watched the video. Gimme actually found them all... I was confused and didn't acknowledge her find of #5 thinking she'd already found it when she hadn't and basically pushed her into indicating #2 twice (which I knew was a second indication).

The second part of this exercise was when we all came back in without our dogs and Dorothy asked us to go stand by the first box our dog indicated and then go stand by the last box our dog indicated. Consciously I had no clue, so I just picked the ones which felt more right than the others. As it turned out I was right on both first and last, so some part of my brain knew the correct answer. 


Exterior video - Here we had 6 hides in plastic eggs, three on each side of the sidewalk. Gimme got one right away and then pushed to the other end of the search area and started getting them on the way back. She missed one on the way back, which got cut off the video. Gimme was a little faster than the other dogs. 

Container 2 video - This time Dorothy had replaced the egg-carton-plastic-egg hides with plastic shoeboxes filled with tissue paper, two had hides in them. Gimme goes directly to the first hide at a run, almost directly from the start - she has it in 6 seconds. After the reward, she checks all the other boxes, pausing ever so briefly at the hide before checking the others, then goes back to it (21 seconds).

Fun class...

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