Last weekend I earned two new nose work titles. The first day, Saturday, was the big trial, but I failed miserably. If you read my post about my hormones, you know I’ve had trouble with fear. Well, it happened again, and I ended up placing dead last at the trial. I was too scared to search and to tell Mom about hides. Olivia was along both days as my cheerleader. She tried her best to cheer me up, but it didn’t work on Saturday.
We were back in Northfield on Sunday for my two element specialty trials. Level 1 Containers (L1C) was in the morning. There would be four searches. I failed this trial back in March, and in May, I earned a leg, so I only needed to pass three searches on Sunday. It was not a piece of cake, and Mom had to get creative with me to get me working, but I passed all four of the searches and earned my L1C Title. Only twelve of the thirty five dogs passed all four, which makes me feel really good about being one of those dogs.
Olivia was pretty bored and getting a bit mad about spending a second day in the car. She wanted to sniff too, but she is too young to trial. Can you see how mad she is? I had to do the same thing with Bailie, so I feel for her. We have our shade cover over the car, and our big fan to keep us cool, but two days is a long time in the life of a five month old puppy.
Sunday afternoon it was the Level 1 Interior (L1I) trial. I’ve never tried for this one before, so I needed to pass all four searches to earn a title. I worked hard, Mom worked hard, and team pink passed all four searches and I earned my L1I Title. It was amazing to go from such a terrible day on Saturday to such a great day on Sunday! I’m super proud of my two nose work titles! A lot of our friends were working at the trial, and all their support cheering for me really helped me out a lot. Good friends are the best!
When the photos and videos come out, I will post again so you can see my sniffer nose in action!
After our lousy nose work day on Saturday, Mom took Olivia and I for a nice walk in Northfield along the Cannon River. She told us how when she worked in Northfield years ago, she would sometimes take Emma and Katie for walks along the river.
The park area has a lot of trails and is somehow associated with Carlton College, but we did not visit the college. My brain was too fried from the stress of the day to think about college.
It was real quiet, and relaxing which was perfect after a long day of nose work. One day I think we will go back when Olivia is older. We only walked for a half hour because she isn’t suppose to walk too far at her age. What a great way to clear our minds after a bad day, and get ready for our next day!
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.