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...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Nosework (6/24)

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.

Great class!

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