I earned a new nose work title last weekend! Just a few days after turning twelve, Mom had me entered in a Level 2 Interior Element Trial, just ten minutes from our house! I’ve been in a few trials at the Hasse Arena before, and actually earned my Level 1 Interior Element Title there.
It was a heat wave weekend, but no matter what the weather, I will work and work. My sister Bailie tends to quit, but not me. The temp was in the low 90’s with high humidity. Lucky for me, these trials are just a few hours long. I put on my nose work gear, and tried to not roast in the car while waiting for my turn. Mom covers our car with the aluminet blanket to help keep things cool, and I got to use the brand new high powered fan. It really wasn’t too bad.
I was in a super good mood Sunday, and had a lot of energy too. Mom said it was a lot of fun to be with me because I was clearly so happy. I also got to see a lot of my human friends who were at the trial, and I love that. I worked real hard, and in four searches found seven of the eight hides. In my last search, there was a loud noise that scared me. The clock keeps ticking, so while I gathered my wits about me again, I lost some valuable time. In the end I ran out of seconds before I could get all the way to the source on the last hide. I had a leg from a year ago, so I only needed to find six of the eight hides anyway.
Once again, I’m the first GBGV to earn an L2I Title. It’s fun being the first, but Bailie has started creeping up on me and is now also holding a few firsts for our breed. Being as it is still in the family, I guess it is alright.
Mom says I am the most reliable partner she has, and she loves to search with me. I don’t lie, and I always work hard. This year I haven’t had many trials as the luck of the draw was not on my side. This is my last NACSW trial for this year. I’ll be trying AKC Scent Work in November, and get back to NACSW in the new year.