This is our first Tuesday with RallyFrEe practice in the morning and Nosework class in the evening. I was curious to see how Gimme would do. It didn't seem to make a difference.
Interior 1 search video - For this search they had two paired hides placed in a way where the dogs could access them, but only if they were pushy. I didn't think this would be an issue for Gimme and I was right. Dorothy always wants to pick up the toys, but I prefer us to have the chance to work through it. Mostly she leaves them on her own and will definitely leave them if I call her away from them. I love how willing she is to just shove the boxes aside and get in to source the hide. You'll note I take the opportunity to add treats to the paired hide. If I don't she starts ignoring me. I'd rather she wait to see what I will add. As a classmate noted, Gimme doesn't care if there's a box on her head, she's gonna do what she's gonna do. How can anyone not love such attitude?
Interior 2 search video - This time they removed both hides and the dogs got to search for about a minute with no hides available. Then surreptitiously they brought a hide in. I love how Gimme rushes in, then when she doesn't quickly find something to track down, she slows herself down and searches more carefully. For the other dogs they brought an odor box in and placed it on one of the stools - Gimme was last, so Dorothy just opened the door to the bathroom.
Interior 3 search video - Gimme solved this search in no time flat. There was just one hide in one of the ORT boxes and she found it very quickly. I went barefoot for this search because we had to do it on leash and moving fast in the thongs was very uncomfortable. I didn't realize the search area would be so small. Clearly I won't wear thongs to class again, eh.
Interior 4 search video - This time they piled all the boxes in the middle of the room with an odor box in a middle. Gimme got right to it and seemed to be considering jumping in, until she found a "crack" she could push through to get to the hide. Again she was totally unconcerned about the large box falling on her head.
Fun class and good to see the RFE practice every other Tuesday won't be hampering her in nosework class.
We have a UKC trial this weekend at the Superior level. We have one Superior Interior, so it's possible we could get another title. We are also doing the Master PreTrial, so we could get it as well. Wish us luck...