I love my new NW1 Title! On Sunday I was in a local nose work trial and I finally earned my NW1! My sisters better look out because now I’m only one title away from being at the same level they are. I’m already catching up to them in AKC Scent Work, and I mean business when it comes to sniffing!
Sunday was a fitting day for my, Ethos Loving The Northland to title because the weather never made it above freezing, and it snowed all day long! Mom was really cold, but I was a happy camper. My only complaint was too much time between searches and not enough searching for my liking. As I get to higher levels I will get to sniff more, yay!
How about some facts from my big day? I had four hides to find all day, one in each element – exteriors, containers, interiors, and vehicles. My total search time for the four hides was two minutes and four seconds. My interior search was way too long because I got scared and didn’t want to go in the room which cost me a lot of time. I recomposed myself by doing a couple laps around the room and then got to work.
This nose got a pronounced from the judge in containers. Pronounced is given to teams a judge thinks shows exceptional handling/teamwork. Containers are tough for many teams, so getting one there is special. On a side note, I got a pronounced in vehicles in my September trial. That is two for me in my lifetime. Emma had one, and Madison also has one, so I feel pretty proud of myself already having two.
I didn’t get any time placements this trial, but our focus is not on time but rather on passing and doing well. Even though we didn’t get placement ribbons, out of forty five dogs, and twenty three titles, I ranked in at number twelve. Many dogs are older than I am and they have more experience under their furs, so I’m very happy with number twelve. My run order number was eight. Mom said from the start, eight means great. I didn’t disappoint. I’m super excited to continue on in nose work now that I have my new NW1 Title. Hopefully next year will be even more pawsome!
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