Today I wanted to show you all some of our October sports events photos. Lots of our sports events have not had photographers, which is a bummer because we love seeing photos from our events. My last agility weekend had a photographer one of the days, and she took a couple photos of me, like this one of me going over a jump.
This tunnel photo of me really made my mom laugh. I went running into the tunnel, but just when I should have raced out, I stopped to shake my furs back into place. Emma always told me it is not just how you do your sport, it is how you look while doing it. She had reminded me of that the morning I went to that trial. I will miss her advise, as she was a wise hound.
Believe me, I wish I had more and better agility photos of myself, but I’ll take what I can get. This one makes it look like I can barely make it over the bar. Having several agility trials under my furry belt, I’m starting to get the hang of it, enjoy it more, and pick up my pace.
Bailie and I did our first AKC Scent Work trial in October. I only did interior searches, so there were no photos taken due to the small room sizes, but Bails did buried hides and containers, both of which had photos taken. Buried hides are new for us. They are hides placed in boxes filled with sand, and the hide is buried in the sand in one of the containers. Thank you to Caprise and Wyatt for the photos.
The first search, Bailie struggled because she didn’t seem to really know what was going on. She didn’t want to sniff the boxes, and she did not pass her first search. Mom says Bailie probably did know where the hide was from her tongue in this shot, but she never shared that knowledge.
One of her four searches, she stopped to do some air scenting, the only problem was that she needed to be sniffing the boxes behind her. Personally, knowing my sister as I do, I think she caught a whiff of squirrel.
She did pass three of her four searches, earning her Buried Hide title that weekend. This is a photo of one of her alerts.
The world calls me the family food snob, but I would say Bailie is a canine garbage can. We are total opposites when it comes to food. She eats anything, any time, and is so focused on food. Look at her trying to get more treats out of Mom’s pouch. Shameless!
In AKC Scent Work, the judge gives you a qualifying ribbon for each search you pass. Three passes is a title in that element. Bailie was so thankful for her two qualifying ribbons, she tried to give the judge a kiss! My silly sister, Bailie!
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