Today I’m bragging about my first year performance titles. I started out being simply Ethos Loving The Northland and will end my first year as Ethos Loving The Northland CGC SEN SIN SBN RATO ORT. I earned seven titles in the last six months. You only see six as AKC replaces the last title with the current one. Most things I do involve my nose. I guess it is because I am a scent hound.
The first title I earned was my RATN Title in Barn Hunt as six months old. I must say that was pretty exciting, and Mom was super proud of me. It was not easy as I was young and it took several tries to get three Q’s, but I did it.
My next title was only a couple weeks later in Scent Work in Iowa. There I really cleaned up on the ribbons, even earning a high in trial as just six months old. I earned my SEN (Scent Work Exterior Novice) Title and I earned two Q’s in interior and buried novice. Madison earned some ribbons too, but I was much better I think!
Only a couple weeks later we traveled to Sioux Falls for another Scent Work Trial. There I earned my SIN (Scent Work Interior Novice) and SBN (Scent Work Buried Novice) Titles.
In November I also finished up my Beginner Obedience class, and I passed my CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Test, which is also a title. We are not big obedience fans at our house, so this is a good one to get out of the way so we can forget all the behaving stuff.
Later in November I moved on to NACSW Nose Work odor recognition test. I tried to pass all three on the first try, but I missed clove. A few weeks later I tried again and passed. Now I’m ready for all levels of nose work. All I need is a trial.
Winter is pretty quiet for our sports, but they start up again in late February. I earned the last of my first year performance titles this month in Barn Hunt. I earned my RATO, Open, Title. Not only did I earn the title, but I placed high in trial! What a great way to end my first year of dog sports.
With the travel we did, I also expanded my list of states traveled to six, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Sadly, with the virus thing going on, all our sports event for the next two months have been cancelled. We had almost every weekend booked, so it is a real bummer. Hopefully this time will pass and we can get back to trialing soon.
I’m happy, so I’m joining Comedy Plus for Happy Tuesday!