We had a successful weekend at the KCKC Scent Work Trial in Mankato. Olivia started of the fun with her searches Friday, then Nelson and I trialed the next two days. Bailie hung out at home with whoever wasn’t at the trial. Since Nelson just turned six months old, it is the first time he is old enough to compete himself. He spiffed up with his bow tie and got down to work like a pro! He was the youngest dog competing and still did great!
The trial was held at the Bridges Community School. Some things were inside, some were outside. It is a really nice location for a trial. The weather was hot every day, but we can stay pretty cool in the car with our fans and car covers.
Mom’s birthday was Friday and she did two Detective searches with Olivia that day. They both love these searches and the hope was to get a qualifying run in at least one of the searches. They missed a hide in the first search, but in the second one, they found all eight hides and qualified finishing in third place. Only three of nineteen dogs qualified which makes it even sweeter! Happy birthday to our Mom! Olivia now has six Q’s, ten are needed for a Detective Title.
I was along to do some simple searches with Mom to work on motivation. For me it didn’t matter if I qualified or not, it was to have fun and I did have a lot of fun. Someone also needs to keep an eye on our little brother which I did as well.
Nelson is the star of the weekend! He entered six searches each day Saturday and Sunday. His very first search was Novice Interior. Mom snapped this shot of him waiting to go in and search.
The only negative from the weekend is that Nelson has turned out to be a box smasher for fun. He only Q’d once in containers and that Q came with a fault for smashing the hot box. Mom will be working with him on containers intensely for a while. He will come around, it is just not as interesting for him right now as other searches like interiors and exteriors.
Saturday he qualified in four of his six searches earning a third place in Interiors and a first place in Exteriors. Sunday he also qualified in four runs earning a second place in Interiors and a third place in Exteriors. Earning three qualifying scores in Interiors, gives him his SIN Title, Scent Work Interior Novice. This is his first official title! Go Team Lime Green!
A bit later in the day, Sunday, he earned his third Exterior qualifying score and his SEN Title, Scent Work Exterior Novice. Look at all the ribbons our little brother earned on his first time out! Mom is super proud of him and they can’t wait to go sniffing together again! Nelson’s official name is now: Ethos Let’s Go Crazy SIN SEN The little fellow is pretty much wiped out after this weekend but his batteries will recharge and he will get used to trialing as time goes on. The KCKC Scent Work Trial was a good time for all of us, and we are happy with our successes as well.
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