Turns out, prime rib is a high value food at my house, at least for Bailie. My mom has always loved it, and when she found out she can buy a slice at the store, rather than making the whole thing, she started buying one now and then. One night she offered some to Bailie who pretty much eats anything. Her reaction was different than usual, she seemed to be extra crazy about it.
After this finding, Mom decided to make it Bailie’s reward at nose work trials. It does seem to give Bailie a good extra incentive to find hides! Mom started using it, just for some of the trial in Green Bay back in September. It is now her standard, which helped Bailie earn her NW2 title, and most recently, her L1E, Level 1 Exterior Title on November 12th.
The L1E Trial was held on November 12th at the Heritage Village on the Dakota County Fairgrounds, which is why the searches took place around old buildings and other old items like this wagon. Thank you to Caprise Adams, and her brother Wyatt, for once again taking some amazing photos of the searches. I have purchased these for my own use.
Now for the prime rib in the pouch please, Mom.
The second search was on the porch of the old town hall, a very small crowded area.
Once again, waiting to be paid for finding the hide!
The fourth and last search of the day was the gazebo right as the sun was going down. Caprise captured some stunning photos, and Bailie was not shy telling Mom what the title she earned was worth!
Bailie worked her way around the benches looking for odor.
She knows she has to get her nose to the source before letting Mom know she has found the odor.
Sometimes we need to use some yoga poses to bend ourselves as necessary to find the odor!
She has located it and is now alerting Mom, along with hoping for some of the prime rib.
The prime rib is waiting and Bailie is already to eat some more of it!
Bailie is smart and knows there is more prime rib in that pouch. “Now is not the time to be cheap,” is what she is thinking!
Come on Mom! I earned my title, fork over the rest of the bag or I will have to grab it myself! And is the story of how Bailie earned her L1E last month. Now she can focus on Level 2 Elements, except for containers which she has already earned.