I turned two years and two days old and earned my NW2 Nose Work Title in Winterset, Iowa! Mom and I had a fantastic day of searching. For some reason I has trouble finding the second container hide but I did find it eventually. There were five searches and I earned a pronounced in four of them! Nose work is mentally exhausting so I was happy to lounge in bed when we returned to our hotel.
Speaking of hotels, Iowa is a farm state. One of the more amusing part of our weekend trip is the social distancing stickers the hotel has on the floor. Cows, who knows how long a cow is? We found it pretty funny!
This trial did not offer photos or videos, so there won’t be any documentation of my searches. It is a bummer, but the main thing is I have a pretty ribbon. The trial site was a middle school and their mascot is a Husky. Isn’t he cute? Mom snapped this photo before my last search of the day when I was pretty tired out, but we really wanted a photo of this cute pup.
Not only is nose work mentally taxing for us dogs, learning to sit in the car all day waiting is also something we have to learn to do. I’ve been doing it since I was a young pup, but still, I get bored and tired. Our hammock seat cover makes a nice head rest for me. I like to hang my head on it and give Mom that look that makes her feel guilty I have to wait so long. Don’t you think I do a good job of it?
There were eight hides to be found in my trial. I found them all. I placed twelfth as far as total search time which is pretty good too. Sometimes I forget I’m a pretty young pup still, but I do keep up well with the older dogs who are more experienced.
The really cool thing is that I’m the fourth GBGV to ever earn an NW2 Nose Work Title. Guess who the other three are? Yep, Emma, Bailie, and Madison! Sometimes being a rare breed can be really neat.
On the way back to our hotel, we decided to stop for a photo at one of Madison County’s covered bridges. Do you remember the popular movie in 1995, The Bridges of Madison County, there is a book too? Stop by tomorrow when we show you some of the bridges we found.
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