I earned my AKC Scent Work Excellent Interior search element title February 21st. In the next trial I will be in Masters Interiors. Excellent Interiors is where things start to get difficult. In Novice there is one hide in one room. Advanced has two hides in one room. In Excellent Interiors, there are two rooms to search with a total of three hides. In my searches I could be on or off leash. Mom chose off leash on Saturday. The orange soccer dots in the second room are a boundary marker. I can go past them, but there are no hides in that area.
The trick in an Excellent Interior search is to find one or two hides in the first room. If you are correct in the first room, you can move on to the second room. If you fail the first room, you are done. On the plus side, if you find one hide in the first room and you are correct, you know there are two in the second room. If you correctly find two hides in the first room, then you know you only need to find one in the second room.
I earned my first Q back in October, so this video is my second Q in Exterior Excellent and I placed fourth in this search. Mom is a bit slow to call my finds because she wants to be certain I am done working. Her favorite part of my Excellent Q on Saturday is when I simply leave the room because I know I am done. Sometimes a girl has to take matters into her own paws!
We are super thankful videos were offered at this trial as they usually are not offered at Scent Work trials. It is a fun learning tool and nice keepsake from our trial.
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