This was a class all about containers. Given the huge number of boxes and knowing Gimme tends to get more and more excited by them, I was surprised she didn't go Demolition Gimme on them.
Container 1 video -
This went really fast. Gimme moved many of the boxes but wasn't particularly stomping on them. Good job.
Container 2-4 video - There were three container searches in this one room, but we were to treat them as separate searches. I really thought she'd go overboard with all these back-to-back container searches, but she didn't. She did a nice job with them and cooperating when I asked her to check some.
Container 5 video - A long row of boxes like this set up is normally enough to really excite her straight into destructive mode. She starts out really good finding two hides, the first and last boxes, then as we come back she indicates another. The instructor said it wasn't the hide and I told Gimme to find me the real hide. She gets frustrated, probably because she knows she's right and should be getting paid, and when she flips it over I see a "B" on the bottom. I love the way she poked it a couple more times, checked one other box and then comes right back to it, which is when it got flipped over. She knew she was right and wasn't about to be talked into alerting falsely. What a great girl she is!
Container 6 video - This last search had all the hides in it, one big room with 8 hides. I'm amazed at her restraint with this big field of boxes. Normally this would send her right over the edge. She is so busy trotting around getting 7 hides - just one to go. Her reaction when she sniffs it on the fly while heading back to the other end of the room is priceless.
I'm still kind of amazed at her self-restraint through this prolonged box-exposure. Hopefully she will not have used it all up - since we have an AKC scentwork trial this weekend and they are very strict on box bashing.