This is Gimme's first class following the UKC novice trial; she seemed really focused. I think a day of easy-peasy searches was motivating for her.
Vehicle search video - This was supposed to be a challenging search and it was for the other dogs. Most of them went past the hide nearest to the startline, while Gimme nailed it in under 10 seconds. Hide 2 she had in 20 seconds, hide 3 in under 10 seconds, hide 4 in 11 seconds, and hide 5 in 25 seconds. Her total search time was 1:23. She really enjoyed this search.
Interior 1 search video - This search area was a horror, with many "towers" of multiple items precariously stacked one upon the other. Leash handling was a nightmare. Gimme's tail kept whacking stuff, but she only took down one tower and it fell after we were far away. Gimme started by getting a stuffed ball off the table stack and was certain it was now hers for the taking. "I touched it, now it's mine." She doesn't know how many hides she has to find to earn the toy, so after each hide she goes to mouth the toy again, just in case. She's funny that way. And, always entertaining...
Interior 2 search video - This time Gimme searched off leash and she was waaaaay faster. On leash she did it in 2:23, including time spent playing with the toy. This time she does it in 1 minute. The toy wasn't there to play with, plus she didn't have to drag me around.
It was certainly an interesting class.