I’m happy to share that I earned new Scent Work Titles on the weekend! I haven’t been doing much in the way of dog sports since the spring and now this month I’m back to doing some Scent Work and it is going pretty well for me. All three of us were at the trial both days. Olivia has the metal kennel because she busts out of the soft crates. She also has to have her kennel covered or she throws temper tantrums when one of us goes to search and she has to stay behind. We each have our own fan too so we stay cool.
The three of us are now all in Masters or Detective which are the two highest levels of Scent Work. It is great, but searches are more difficult and judges can make a big difference as well. This week we all had some bad luck with searches not even one dog passed, so we are thankful for the Q’s we did manage to earn.
Poor Madison ran Master Buried Hides. Buried means the odor is in sand or in water. There are a lot of containers of both and there are the unknown number of one to four hides. Madison managed to get one Q which is a good start anyway. She is excited to search other things, so she really wants to finish Buried Hides. No one, human or canine, likes Buried Hides.
Olivia went it with big goals and came out with not much. She did two Detective runs which she says are a blast but did not pass either one. To finish her Masters Overall Title she needed three container legs and she only got two because Mom messed up the last search. They both has tons of searching fun but are a bit sad about the results of just two Q’s. I’m sure they will get that last one at the next trial.
I had four Master Interior searches, sadly, didn’t get a Q in any of them. The number of hides is unknown and it was pretty tricky. I also had two Excellent Buried Hide Searches Sunday. I passed the first one which is the only one that mattered. The pass earned me my Excellent Buried Title and my Overall Excellent Title. Now I’m completely in Masters and can also do Detective if Olivia ever lets me have a turn. Mom and I have struggled for a long time with sports and my attitude. This weekend I was a happy dog. Happy to be along with the family (except the car ride) and happy to be working. I did work hard and give things a good try. Hopefully another trial will come up locally so I can work on my Masters Elements I still need.
The trial was held by the Rottweiler Club, thus the photo with the Rottweiler. Olivia earned these same titles at one of their trials back in May!
My GBGV Life is happy, so we’re joining Comedy Plus for Happy Tuesday!