As you know I was in my first nose work trial on September 8, but because of the secrecy of it all, photos were not allowed. The organizers did have a photographer that took some photos of the exterior and vehicle searches as they were outside and it did not distract our searches. These photos just came out and I wanted to share them with you. The photos below were taken by Caprise Photography and I have permission to use a few of them on my blog. If you would like to see all 22 photos, you can go to this link. I am dog B1, the exterior search I passed, the vehicle search I did not. In the vehicle search photos you can see in the last photo where I look at Mom as if I found it, but you can also see the trailer hitch where the hide actually was.
This was the start of my exterior search. Every search has a start line and the time starts when my nose crosses the start line. For this search, I had three minutes. The start line was the door threshold, you can kind of see the blue tape.
At this point, we decided to take a spin around the perimeter to eliminate any other areas that could hold odor. Odor can be hidden anywhere, even in a crack in the pavement, so I need to check everything out. Those humans can be real sneaky!
After the reward, we headed back to the car to wait for our next two searches. Mom and I were super happy and proud! I was ready for a break. It may seem easy, but two searches is hard work and it really tires out us dogs! Thank you again to Caprise Photography for the fun photos and for allowing me to use some of them in this post.
I have one great thing I wanted to share today! My sisters and I all eat Merrick Dog Food. They make such tasty and healthy food. Merrick is also a really fun company, always coming up with crazy product names and special products for different times of the year. Well, they are now offering limited edition seasonal dog food recipes that give pet parents an opportunity to share a taste of the holidays or season with their dogs. They have just introduced a very special canned recipe called “Forever Home” that will benefit homeless dogs. For every can of Forever Home purchased during this holiday season, a meal will be donated to our shelter partner PAWS Chicago. To find out more about this program click here.
Disclaimer: I did not receive any compensation or product to talk about Merrick Forever Home. I am sharing because I like the company and love the idea of sharing food with shelter pets. I receive no benefits for talking about this program.