I finally got the professional photos from our first Nose Work Trial back in May. This was the one down in Rancho Cucamonga where Elly earned her Level 1 Containers Title.
When we practice NW or go to Trials we have a routine. When we get to the start line I ask Elly ‘ready to play the game?’. Most of the time we make eye contact, sometimes she surveys the search area, the I say ‘FIND IT’ and off she goes!
We have pictures from 3 of the 4 searches, the fourth search was actually in a bathroom which was too small a space for a photographer.
Our first two searches were in hallways, in one the ‘hide’ was on a kids shopping cart, and the other was on a small easel. Most of the pictures I kept were Elly with her nose on or near the hide and then her telling me she found the odor by standing still and looking at me.
Our third search was in a lobby area. There really wasn’t much in the search area so it was pretty easy for her to locate.
Can’t wait for our next Trial!