My second Sniffover is in the books. The Sniffover is a camp style learning environment for nose and scent work. There are three instructors and we get to work on odor puzzles with each instructor during the course of the day. The Sniffovers began in 2015 with the first five being up north at a camp for the whole weekend. With COVID in 2020, the event was changed to a local, single day event.
Each camper gets a lanyard with the owner’s name and the dogs name. The color is for the group you are assigned to. There are dogs at all levels of sniffing at camp. Similar level dogs are in the same groups. Why the bag? Every camper gets a t-shirt for the year of the Sniffover and there are poop bags, treats for dogs, treats for humans, some paper and a pen.
I had a great time working on the puzzles the coaches set up for me. The searches were not easy, but I did a really good job on all of them and really worked hard. My first searches were down by the lake. We even got to go in the lake to find a hide in the water. I think because I do water hides in AKC Scent Work a lot, I found that hide pretty easy to find.
Isn’t this little cabin building adorable? It would be really nice in the winter with the red skis out front! There must be a fireplace inside since there are these piles of chopped wood ready to go into a fire.
Every camp has a fire pit and this camp is no exception. There was no time for fires for us because we had serious sniffing to do, but I did manage to get a photo of it.
This year we had some new students, namely goats. Three weeks ago I had to deal with sheep at my scent work trial in Iowa, and this weekend it is goats. What is the dog sports world coming to? I howled and barked like crazy, but they would not go away. Silly goats!
A canoe was parked in the parking lot by my last search area. It is really a big boat I must say! Would anyone be interested in hopping in to help me paddle? Heavens, I don’t even know if the dog paddle works with a canoe!
In my hound opinion, the day was fantastic! Loads of treats, fun scent puzzles for me to solve, and ideal weather! We got home around dinner time. I ate my dinner, hung out a bit but then headed up to bed at eight o’clock by myself because the day had me feeling totally wiped out! My second Sniffover is now in the books and is a huge success. I wonder if there will be another one in 2022?
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