It’s the sniffer wrap up from our Scent Work weekend at the fairgrounds in Faribault. We’ve all been to several trials there the past couple of years and we always seem to have a good time. This year was no exception. Saturday only me and Nelson sniffed, thus only the two of us with the sign. Bailie stayed home this weekend because she and Madison both need the same things so it would be pointless for her to come along to be in her kennel for nothing.
During the day we spend a lot of time in our kennels waiting to go for a walk, or to search. Mom says she can’t trust me and Nelson, so we are still in wire crates. Both of us enjoy being loud too. Mom covers our crates with sheets when she is not there with us so we stay quiet. Life is seriously tough!
Madison is proud to say she earned her first title in Masters, and of all things, in buried hides! The other couple searches she did were not so Grand. As long as she gets to bring home a pretty pink ribbon, she is happy! Her new title is SBM for Scent Work Buried Master.
I have my overall Masters title, so I am working on my Detective Title. This weekend I participated in four searches and qualified in two, getting fourth place in one of them. Detective is difficult as you have five to ten hides to find in a certain amount of time. If you think you are done and call finish, but you didn’t find them all, you get nothing. To get a Detective Title you need ten qualifying runs. I now have eight. It is a lot of fun at this level! Mom and I always have a great time, win or lose.
The sniffer wrap up is ending with the most successful weekend of all for Nelson. He also had eight more searches than Madison and I had. Nelson had twelve searches, six per day – containers, buried, and exterior. The little fellow qualified in ten of the twelve with seven of those being place fourth or better. He earned his Novice Container Title, SCN, and Advanced Exterior Title SEA, as well as two legs in buried novice and two legs in advanced containers. Not bad for an eight month old puppy! He loves sniffing and he hopes he will grow up to be like me.
Mom wanted a photo of the three of us together with our ribbons but there were thirty plus mph winds so it wasn’t possible. Nelson’s ribbons blew away a couple times while Mom was attempting to get his photo! It sure is good to be back at sports instead of those dog shows!
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