We have new titles from the SPDTC Scent Work Trial in Bloomington over the the weekend. Olivia and I participated in the trial and we had a possibility of four new titles overall. Mom said she would be happy with one or two. The trial was held at the Valley View Middle School. As you can see our noses are already working the air in the area!
Scent work and nose work are basically the same. Each is run by a different organization so the rules and searches are a bit different. NACSW runs nose work, and the AKC runs Scent Work. Dogs can easily switch between the two types of sniffing and that is what we do.
Because all three of us are trialing at the same level and you can only enter one dog in a search, Madison stayed home this time. Mom figured she could get more runs in and titles with me and Olivia. We went to a trial together the end of last summer too and did pretty well. Even though Madison was at home, we had her on our minds. This sign is hanging in the room we were crating in. Since Madison is our Pink Girl, we felt like was is her way of being with us.
Friday I had three searches, and two titles on the line. I was in really good form and managed to pass two of my three searches earning two of my three possible titles for the weekend. Now I have added Scent Work Interior Excellent and Scent Work Exterior Master to my name. I earned a fourth place in my Interior Excellent search and am the first on in the family to earn a Master Title in Scent Work. Now I can enter the Detective searches at my next trial. Can you see how happy I am about my new titles?
The days can be a bit long as there is a lot of waiting in the hallways. Mom gets bored too, so sometimes we do some photos to relax and pass the time while waiting. Sunday I had two container searches and another interior excellent search. Mom and I had a big disconnect in containers but I did get a Q in my interior search so the day ended on a good note.
Olivia only had one search on Friday which didn’t go very well. Saturday, she started off nailing both her container searches, earning her Scent Work Container Excellent Title. Mom wanted one of the orange element ribbons so badly, and they got one! Olivia also earned a fourth place in her first container search.
We each came away with a 50% pass rate which isn’t great, but Mom knows what we need to work on now to do better next time. It was a fun time and we can’t wait for our next sniffing opportunity! We call the weekend a huge success with three new element titles and some good learning experiences for us all!
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