We’ve only had a tiny taste of dog sports this January. Mom had big practice plans but with all the snow and then the ice, most of that has fallen apart because it is too difficult or to slippery. Still, we have had a few things to do.
Nelson did a buried hide trial on a Saturday morning. He Q’d on one of his two water searches. If there was a second day of it, he probably would have gotten Q’s on both searches. Buried hides can be tough.
The next day we did barn hunt. Nelson didn’t do well at all. I’m working on searching and telling Mom where the rats are. I have to find four of them. It is hard because I can’t get rewards in the ring and if I don’t get paid, I don’t work. We have been training hard to teach me that I get a jackpot outside the ring after I find all four, but we are still a work in progress. I did find three this weekend which is good.
Unfortunately, the photographer at the barn hunt trial only got photos of me, none of Madison or Nelson. Madison was the winner of the day. She just loves this sport and could care less about any reward. Currently, she is working on her next Crazy 8’s Title and earned sixty points. This is only the third time out of eighteen runs she has earned sixty or more points. Mom and her had a blast and are super happy with sixty points.
Last Sunday, Madison and Nelson went to a Sniff and Go. If you are not familiar with that, I’ll tell you what it is. You sign up for a certain number of searches, show up at your time slot, run your searches and then go home. Basically it is for practice and it is nice to have someone set searches other than your own mom for a change. For Nelson it was his first time doing it and he not only had a blast, but he did pretty well too.
Madison and I have one weekend of nose work in February, but hopefully in March, things will pick up again. A break is nice, but we are ready to get back to more competitions. The three of us love doing our sports.
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