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R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADP-L1, ADP-L2, TD, UWP, ADP-L3 and NTD...
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Nosework (4/24)

The first exercise was five large boxes set up against the walls with odor in them. As Gimme had a change of behavior related to the hide boxes, Dorothy, me and the other instructor would toss treats into the box. Gimme thought this was the best fun ever. I purposely tended to toss late, so she was inclined to wait for more pay. I don't know if she would have gobbled and run, but its been an issue before. No video.

The two other searches were these little maze searches, where the dog had to actually move away from odor to actually get to source. They need to have the confidence to go find a "back door". Gimme has already figured this out with vehicles, and knows sometimes despite where she smells it, it's actually on the far side. 


Interior 1 video - I thought this was much easier for Gimme, because her Parkour training teaches her to think of moving in and around things in her environment in a different way. For instance, she was so much more comfortable going under a chair (something she's done in Parkour class) to get to the last hide, making her route more direct. 

Interior 2 video - Dorothy changed all the mazes, so the dogs had to find a different way in. On the first (of four) Gimme was pretty insistent the back door had to be where she found it before, but then finally solved it. After realizing it was changed, Gimme was much quicker to abandon her first guess and explore for other options with the other mazes.

This was all so much fun. Gimme really seemed to enjoy these little puzzles and I enjoyed watching her solve them.

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