We met our scent work goals over the weekend. Olivia, Mom and I went to Council Bluffs, Iowa for three days of scent work trials. We had some goals in mind, two of them pretty big, important ones. On Saturday, we met those goals which is awesome! Even though we didn’t get all the titles we could have, we also brought back some more Q’s toward the other titles.
What do you see when you look at this photo of me? Nothing really? That is correct. We had no idea, but the trials took place in the country on a farm. The only down side is all the dust from the dirt/gravel road. Mom is not a fan of those kinds of roads.
The farm house is absolutely adorable, and the landscaping is beautiful. Yes, we searched around those areas, but dogs were not to do any peeing in those areas.
This is the front of another building on the property. We feel very lucky to be able to search on these fancy, private grounds.
The humans had the beloved porta-potties. Mom says the name of the company makes her laugh, so she took a photo of it.
Being a real farm, we found animals, sheep actually. I was all about getting out there and chasing them, but Mom said that isn’t allowed and there was some kind of fence Mom say hurts animals if they touch it. Olivia saw the sheep the first morning before her first search. All of the sudden, they started to run. Poor Olivia was terrified. She could not recover from that and failed her first search because she was busy looking around for those sheep.
Saturday, Olivia passed her Master Interior search. The most important of our scent work goals for the weekend was for Olivia to get a Masters Title. She not only earned the title, but she also placed first Friday, and second Saturday! Now she will be able to enter Detective searches in upcoming trials.
Saturday afternoon I earned my Excellent Buried Title. It is the last title I needed to have my overall Excellent Title. I really wanted one of the big ribbons they had, and I got one for my overall title. I’m the second dog in our family and the second GBGV to earn this scent work title. Yes, I am proud of myself.
We are super happy to have these new titles and some more Q’s towards future titles! As we drove out of the trial location, we headed the stop sign which we think has good advice for any stop sign.
My GBGV Life is happy, so we’re joining Comedy Plus for Happy Tuesday!