Exterior 1 video - There were 7 hides set in the potty area! The idea was to have a lot of opportunities to reward the dogs for working through this level of distraction. We were given all the time we needed and we spent 4:45 doing this search. Gimme did a great job resisting any urge to mark the many marking posts. When we left the search area and crossed into a grass patch, she immediately dropped her heiney to do her "business". I was so proud of her.
Exterior 2 video -
This time there were still 7 hides, but they were moved closer together, increasing the scenting challenge in this very distracting area. Gimme was treated to a really strange noise coming from the truck yard at the end of the search area. As I was editing this video, she was laying beside me on the couch and as the sound came up, Gimme lifted her head and listened again. She did a nice job, working this out in less time by a full minute, despite the increased difficulty of the hides. Only two dogs found the high hide on the mailbox and Gimme was faster by a significant amount.
Container video -
This was a simple row of boxes on stools, run three times with the instructors moving the 1 hide each time, (while we faced away at the end of the room). There's a funny thing about my comment "good sticking it on the stool". Each dog knocked the box off the stool and the co-instructor kept trying to stick the box down, to no avail. Well she finally got it well stuck, as evidenced when Gimme knocked the whole stool/box over. This went really fast for all the dogs, but Gimme was the fastest tonight.