Ready, set, sniff n’ go! Last week Bailie and I got to participate in a Sniff n’ Go fundraiser at Active Dog Sports Training (our nose work school) to help build our nose work community. It was lots of fun, and Sarah, one of the volunteers, offered to take some photos of Mom and me doing our searches.
The event consisted of four searches one right after another in each of the four elements, interior, vehicle, container, and exterior. Each search had a three minute time limit. First up was the interior search. This was me at the start line getting focused.
Last but not least we headed outside into the cold for the final search. Note, at the start there is always a starting line, once my nose passes it, the timer starts, so we have to practice starts so I get focused and don’t move ahead too soon.
This one was pretty easy, it is in the front corner of the base. Mom and I are both so happy, I found all four! I’m really improving! Bailie did the same searches and also found all four in the time limit so we both did great!
Now, one more thing. The Sniff n’ Go event was a fund raiser for Minnesota score room leads. We need these people to help our area get more nose work trials, but they need to be trained and certified by the NACSW which costs money. The score room leads are volunteers, so the money earned goes towards their travel and training costs. Nose work is a pretty new sport, and we need help building up the nose work community in our area. If you participate in nose work, know someone who does, or just want to support our sport, you can purchase the above t-shirts, the money will go towards training our score room leads. The shirts say “My Nose Work Dog Nose the Truth on the front and Trust Your Dog on the back and available in red or periwinkle, I just have a photo of each color and side. Click on the color link to go to the order page. Shirts must be purchased by March 13th, so don’t wait! They make great gifts too! Of course, I did order one for my mom!
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