Photos and videos of us doing are dog sports make great training tools and memories. We are thankful for all the times there are photographers at events, and videographers. Thank you to Caprise Adams for the photos we have in this post!
Although you may think still photos won’t help much with training, they do actually capture some things videos do not. Today I’m sharing some of the photos from two of my vehicle searches in Faribault last month.
Mom normally sees only my side or my cute little behind. Photos give her a chance to see my face, especially my eyes. See how I am moving in a determined fashion because I caught odor?
The hide is behind the license plate, but I am trying to narrow down the exact location because that is what we are taught to do.
Of course, the best part of all is a happy mom when I correctly find the hide and get my treats.
If you are on our Facebook page, you probably saw the video of my Zamboni search. It’s fun to see it in still shots as well. A good start is important. Mom and I need to connect and I need a moment to see if my nose can catch the odor so I know which way to go first.
In this search, I headed out pretty much walking right past the hide. Whether I catch it or not depends a lot on the air flow. Mom normally lets us choose which direction we go in.
Now I realize I passed something, so I better turn around, go back, and check it out. My change of behavior is something Mom needs to watch for to help her realize where I think the hide may be.
Oh boy, it is right here on the back corner of the Zamboni!
Now for the best part of the game, loves from Mom, and some snacks!
Because interior search areas can be small, and with the virus thing, photographers were not allowed to shoot Olivia’s interior searches. They do, however, mount video cameras that video the searches. You will see in the video that Olivia is pretty speedy and searches very different from slow and steady me. She did really well and did get her L1I Title that day.
Having the photos and videos help Mom learn what went right and what went wrong, and what we can improve on. It is also fun to look back later on to see how we have progressed in our sports. Mom is very happy she has a lot of photos and videos of Emma since she is no longer here. It is still hard for her to look at them, but she is thankful to have them.
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