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, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V, ADPL4,
SDS-N, ADPL5, ADPCH, ADP1(2), ADPL1(GC), ADPL2(2), ADPL2(GC), VPN, AP,
UWPCH, ADPL3(2), ADPL3(GC), NC, NI, NE, SCN, SIN, SEN, CZ8B, NV, NN,
ADPL4(2), ADPL4(GC), ADPGCH and ADPL5(2)... 51 and counting...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Nosework (6/27)

This nosework class is from last week, just after the barn hunt trial weekend.

We are continuing to focus on exterior searches while we don't have to do them in the rain. I was eager to see how Gimme would do about peeing in the search area. Thankfully there was none.


Exterior 1 video - There were four hides total. Two hides were close to the sidewalk next to the building and one was on the hydrant and the other on the low wall near the lower sidewalk. Gimme did a great whiplash turn on the first hide. For the second hide, all the dogs knew generally where it was, but had to work to source it. We really have no clue why this proved to be such a challenge. She had no problem finding the lower hides and got all of four of them in 1:58.

Exterior 2 video - This 1-hide search was within a landscaping strip where dogs often sneak in a quick pee on the way to other searches. We had our choice of where to start and I chose the far end to take advantage of the very light breeze blowing toward our chosen start. Gimme had the hide in 21 seconds, I questioned whether it could be the "black thing" (a sprinkler head Dorothy found).  Just like urban tracking, nosework gives you an opportunity to collect and use all the supposedly useless debris laying about.   

Exterior 3 video - Three hides, with one threshold hide. Gimme bypassed the threshold to run to the far end, then caught the drift of the ground hide midway down. Most dogs went out into the grass to come back to the access plate. As we headed back to toward the threshold, Gimme caught the drift of it and went ahead of me to start sourcing. She did a nice job finding both hides in 1:16.

Gimme really did a great job; very efficient.  She never even thought about peeing.  At one place when we neared the place where she'd done it the week before, she moved in a little closer to me, just in case I needed to reminded of what a good girl she is.

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