This weekend we were able to attend the Lake Country Lure Coursers Scent Work trial in Tonawanda. We had entered this trial prior to her surgery & were lucky enough to get into most of the classes we entered. Ziva was cleared for takeoff Wednesday, (at least for scentwork trials). This is a new sport for us and since she loves to use her nose I thought it would be a good fit – – she loves it! We (I) made plenty of novice mistakes, but she was great. Apparently, THE NOSE KNOWS! She earned 3 legs in Novice Containers and Novice Interiors completing those titles (SIN & SCN). She also earned 1 Novice handler discrimination leg with a first place and 1 advanced containers leg. The rooms for the interior searches were too crowded to allow someone in to video, so we don’t have any of those runs. This was a very challenging environment as it is a training/doggy day care center, so there were interesting smells everywhere. The other test we entered and had to withdraw from was a school and I think the smells may not have been as distracting, so I was really pleased with her work in this challenging environment. Hoping the weather co-operates & we can get into a trial that can offer exterior searches 🙂
Ziva Novice A containers – !st place
Ziva Novice A containers – 2nd place
Ziva Novice Handler Discrimination – 1st place
Z-Evil loot photo!
Ziva’s shiny new title certificates