Love, Bailie, Katie, and Emma
Now on to FitDog Friday items. It’s been a bit since I’ve barked about nose work. Bailie and I are still taking our advanced class once a week and doing our homework 2-3 days a week. Recently we have been working on fringing and inaccessible hides. You may be wondering, what are fringing and inaccessible hides? Fringing is where we have picked up the odor, but we are on the fringes of it, not directly on it and we signal alert. This is what I did in my failed search at the nose work trial in September. We need to find the exact location of the odor and only then should we signal. Inaccessible hides are hide we are unable to get our nose on directly because of their location. An example would be in nose work 1 trials, odor can be as high as four feet off the ground, which for me is inaccessible, so how do I alert Mom on that? We are learning a lot and honing our skills as well.
For Halloween, Mom thought a Halloween container search would be a fun idea. The search area and containers are in the photo, the four hides are marked with the arrows. Container searches can be indoors or outdoors. Right now outdoors is challenging with all the leaves and other smells of fall.
I started out and headed for the pink pumpkin bucket. In the photo above from left to right, I’m heading towards the pumpkin, have my head in it, and then look at Mom to signal my alert. This hide could be considered inaccessible because it is in the bottom of the pink pumpkin and I cannot get my head in there. To signal alert on such a hide I need to clearly show Mom with my nose where the hide is exactly.
To end this Halloween post, we had some fun with our Halloween photo. It was real windy and things were blowing around, including Katie’s hat. We found this funny outtake from the shoot. Bailie looks mad that Katie isn’t wearing her hat, and poor Katie feels bad it fell off! Me, well, I’m just modeling as any good model would – ignoring any distractions!
You may have also heard Bailie and I are going to Dory’s Big Halloween Bash with Bentley and Pierre! Bentley was kind enough to post a video of us all dancing. The four of us had a real swell time as you can see! You can read all about our fun evening, including some paw holding, hayrides and more, over at Bentley’s place today!
Being Halloween, we are also linking up to the Halloween Blog Hop sponsored by my sweetie Bentley, Oz the Terrier, and Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows The linky list will be below the FitDog Friday Blog Hop linky list.
I’m co hosting the FitDog Friday Blog Hop with SlimDoggy, and To Dog With Love! Please join us on Fridays to share your fitness stories with others, find new ways to have fun, and new fitness ideas too! Tell your friends to stop by as well – fit dogs are healthier, happier dogs!