As you know if you follow me, I earned my NW1 Title (Nose Work Level 1 Title) July 18th. Since a title is earned by finding hidden odor, no photography is allowed except by NACSW photographers during the trial. The photos are now available and I wanted to share some of them with you. Note, Mom and I are a team, and since I always wear red, Mom always dresses to match. I’m very particular about how we look, not just how we work!
The Nose Work Trial was held at Afton Alps Ski Resort at the Meadows Chalet. I have marked the four search areas with arrows. There were forty dogs entered, I was dog two in group B which means I was the sixteenth dog to run in the morning two searches and the second dog to run in the afternoon two searches. To earn a NW1 title, a team must find the hide in all four searches in the allotted time.
Time to “get paid” for my work. My search time for this exterior search was 0:24.14 which placed me as the sixteenth fastest dog. The three fastest dogs in each element get a ribbon and the three fastest overall get a ribbon. Speed is not my thing, I prefer to be slower and methodical.
Our third search was in the afternoon and was containers in the A-Frame part of the chalet. There was no a/c, so it was rather warm and stuffy. See my tongue? I’m thinking about my reward and my nose hasn’t even crossed the start line yet!
There are no photos of the interior search as the room was really tiny and rather dark, it was the final search. I found the interior hide fairly quickly with a time of 0:21.13 which was ninth place. Once I heard the yes, the fourth one of the day, I had my NW1 Title. I placed sixteenth overall for time with 2:04.76. Mom and I were both so very happy!
Photographer Vahneesa Norberg took the exterior search photos, and Photographer Caprise Adams took all the rest. I purchased these photos for my own personal use. Please do not use or copy them without permission.
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