We earned Masters Titles and Q’s at the AKC Scent Work Trial in Faribault on the weekend. The trial was Saturday and Sunday and held at the Rice County Fairgrounds. I had an element trial for Nose Work there back in May of this year.
Because we are all at the same competition level, we often can’t all run, so Mom took me and Bailie on Saturday. As always, Bailie was a wreck in the car. I try to comfort her and I even lick her ears but it doesn’t stop her panic. It’s hard to ride next to her as she is such a mess and I enjoy riding in the car so much!
Both days I got to do Detective runs for the first time. They are large indoor/outdoor search areas with 5 – 10 unknown hides and they give us 7-15 minutes search time. Mom wrecked both of our searches but we still had such a great time! We are both looking forward to our next Detective searches. Now Mom knows how to use our stopwatch and she also learned to not call things while I am still working on solving the odor puzzle.
Saturday, I also had one Exterior run and two Buried Hide runs. I passed my Exterior and one of my Buried runs. For my Master Buried Title, I only needed one run, so I earned that title on Saturday including a third place, which is my second title in Masters!
Bailie had a weird weekend. She failed her Excellent Buried searches miserably but then went to her two Master Container searches and passed them no problem giving her a Master Container Title. Mom was thrilled as she was hoping Bailie would finish that title so I could start working on it. If you are wondering, we could choose from orange or blue title ribbons. I, of course, love the orange and Bailie prefers the blue ones.
Sunday Madison came along with us to try her paw at Masters Buried. Sadly, it was a disaster. Mom says she will work on it with her and they will try again later this month.
I had another Master Exterior Search Sunday morning and I passed giving me my Master Exterior Title and a fourth place for that search. Masters Titles are coming my way as I now have three of the four elements. When I pass Master Containers, I will have my overall Masters Title.
Bailie tried her paw at Excellent Buried once again on Sunday and she passed both with flying colors! Now she only needs one more leg for her Excellent Buried Title which will give her and overall Excellent Title. We are both happy about our pretty new ribbons, but as you can see in the photo, I am also very proud of myself. This sport is my favorite game in the world and I just love playing it with my mom! Bailie and Madison like it but they don’t have the love of it like I do. Our new fancy ribbons and titles sure do make for a happy weekend!
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