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06-13-2019 10:43 AM
Rosemary Rosemary doesn't have any trial videos, because nobody has entered a trial since.... uh, 2015? I entered Leo is some UKC Pre-Trial tests (a box search the dog has to pass in order to enter an actual trial) and her brain melted. Since then, I've only trained sporadically (this spring is the most we've worked in ages) and "real life" has gotten in the way of "dog life".

In AKC you can have a range of distractors at the higher levels, including food, toys, "mimic" items like a realistic looking stuffed animal, visual like a light that has a motion sensor, and other stuff like that.

Oh, and I'm a two hour one way drive from the closest nosework classes that I know of. The Fenzi Dog Sports Academy has been my main source of instruction for pretty much everything we train these days, be it nosework, obedience, or what have you.
06-13-2019 10:07 AM
ECIN We actually got a pronounced on this element and three others during this trial! (The judges may ‘Pronounce’ handler/dog teams demonstrating exceptional technique and/or teamwork at each NW1, NW2, NW3, Elite, and Summit League trials. This is not part of the title, but rather an acknowledgement of exceptional teamwork on that particular trial day.)

LMAO 79 ! You " KNEW " Doc the Nose work Dummy would ask what a ( pronounced ) was - lol

Thanks
06-13-2019 09:50 AM
Meldrew79 Nice job on the vehicles, Richter! I don't know why but that's always the element I feel the most nervous about. I haven't really had trouble with either dog, but there just seems to be so many variables with them.

This is Brandy's last NW3 vehicle search. It was a miserable day! HOT and super windy, it was like someone had a hair dryer blowing hot air on high at you all day long. She did so well though, I was super proud! We actually got a pronounced on this element and three others during this trial! (The judges may ‘Pronounce’ handler/dog teams demonstrating exceptional technique and/or teamwork at each NW1, NW2, NW3, Elite, and Summit League trials. This is not part of the title, but rather an acknowledgement of exceptional teamwork on that particular trial day.)

06-13-2019 09:43 AM
ECIN Thanks you MC -- But food ???? Mr. B would hit on every one of them - lol

Learned a lot on Nose work from you all !

Where is Rosy at and her videos ?

Question : 79 -MC - you two ever thought of moving to East Central Indiana at start a training center ?

Doc
06-13-2019 09:28 AM
MeadowCat
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These are just to cool to watch !!

Question --------- no distractors ??????

Thanks 79 !

Doc
At NW2 and above, there can be hidden "distractors" of food or toys in the search area for containers.
06-13-2019 09:27 AM
MeadowCat This is a level 2 vehicle trial - very straightforward, nice search from Richter. Two hides. You can see nice behavior changes before he nails down the location of the hides. These searches are exactly when he's at his best. Very clear communication from him.

06-13-2019 09:26 AM
ECIN These are just to cool to watch !!

Question --------- no distractors ??????

Thanks 79 !

Doc
06-13-2019 09:13 AM
Meldrew79 Here's a nice simple one for folks starting out. This is our NW1 container search. We know going in there's only one hide and there are no distractors at this level.
As you can see, I have a little bit of a box crusher on my hands! So far we haven't received any faults, but supposedly they are cracking down on it. Thankfully the judges I've talked to don't seem to be that worried about it, so we'll just keep doing what we're doing. As long as he's crushing the right box!

06-13-2019 07:55 AM
ECIN I had this happe ??? I don't know what happened to the rest of the sentence - lol

What is was suppose to say -- I had this happen the other day with Mr. B - I brushed him off - BUT I knew dang well what he was saying to me - I was NOT happy with the out come and it was MY fault - lol
06-13-2019 07:12 AM
ECIN I hate to say this - but it is raining here this morning and I welcome it - lol NOW I can sit here and catch up on the Nose work vid's lol

I hope this is OK to bring up as I'm NOT in nose work trainer - Just me thinking out loud here But 79 and MC both did one thing in common in there -- After work thoughts .

1. 79 - They would not have a blank room .

2. MC - The judge is on one side - so the hide would not be on the opposite side .

Now girls ---- trust me here - as I was a Pro at this - lol That is what I call out thinking yourself ! The obvious is not always that way - I have done this on the farm and when we were racing - and it's so easy to do !

Now for my unsolicited advise for the day Always keep a open mind - You two are outstanding trainers - handlers ! You work with your dogs and it shows in these video's - But I get the feeling that you don't always trust what they are telling you - I really love the Look that Newtie gives .

Now for the truth here ! I do know - in a since what you too have done - All our dogs talk to us - I have made the big mistake to question them and it always came back to me - like Doc - You Dumbazz !

I had this happen the other day - and I was not happy with the out come and it was totally my fault ! Mr. Business told me BUT !

OK you nose workers - I'm planning on working in the office here today --- SSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO there better be some video's posted up

Thanks !

Doc
06-13-2019 06:05 AM
ECIN
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Well.......Hoss’s Intro to scent class starts in September.........you two got me fired up yesterday........I have been wanting to do this class for quite some time......so signed up.....yep.....waiting list to get into class.....!!!
So last night I went to the training school to check out their methods....also to take Hoss on a field trip. Hoss was well behaved......he attended this school before but thought I would let him take in some sniffs and relax in the new school atmosphere.....
Saw a lot of green tennis balls...........and funny....another women was watching class.......we chatted ......turns out she is in sept class also.....she was visiting to check out the class also. Real good vibes .............she has a border collie same age as Hoss.
Since the waiting list was so long......also signed Hoss up for an obedience class beginning 7-1 just to get Hoss and I out more.....but within the air conditioning......getting real hot already in Florida.So thanks for the videos....we are now a work in progress.......below is a link to our training facility .....we are now a work in progress ......thanks.

Dog Training Club of St Petersburg ? Serving Tampa Bay's dogs and their people since 1955 * 4400 B 34th Street North St Petersburg FL 33714 * (727) 527-5568 [email protected]
Sounds like fun Di - Wish we lived closer to a good training facility !
06-13-2019 04:30 AM
LadyDi Well.......Hoss’s Intro to scent class starts in September.........you two got me fired up yesterday........I have been wanting to do this class for quite some time......so signed up.....yep.....waiting list to get into class.....!!!
So last night I went to the training school to check out their methods....also to take Hoss on a field trip. Hoss was well behaved......he attended this school before but thought I would let him take in some sniffs and relax in the new school atmosphere.....
Saw a lot of green tennis balls...........and funny....another women was watching class.......we chatted ......turns out she is in sept class also.....she was visiting to check out the class also. Real good vibes .............she has a border collie same age as Hoss.
Since the waiting list was so long......also signed Hoss up for an obedience class beginning 7-1 just to get Hoss and I out more.....but within the air conditioning......getting real hot already in Florida.So thanks for the videos....we are now a work in progress.......below is a link to our training facility .....we are now a work in progress ......thanks.

http://dtcsp.org/
06-12-2019 11:18 AM
MeadowCat
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What gets me is he found scent in the other rooms fairly quickly. I'd say 30 seconds or under for the first hide. There wasn't any wind type of problems with this room and nothing that would scream that he'd have a hard time sourcing odor. It was completely my thinking that it couldn't be a blank room. Bad handler! He did search well and never gave up, so that's something.
The mental stuff can totally get you - I almost tanked us at our recent vehicle trial...I was thinking how you know sometimes the judge is only on one side of the vehicle so the hide "can't" be on the other side because they aren't "watching" that side of it? You totally should NOT think that, but I was, and I pulled Sypha away from that side of the vehicle not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES! THREE! Finally she dragged me back there, and I called alert, and low and behold, the judge is behind me, when I totally was convinced she wasn't! I really thought I saw her way over on the other side - BAD HANDLER! Good thing my dog was insistent on following the odor, huh? Yikes.
06-12-2019 10:57 AM
Meldrew79
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The blank room wasn't as awful as you think, either...he really searched nice and thoroughly, and I think it's tough with those blank rooms...it's so easy to push them into an "alert" type of behavior. It's a tough balance of giving them enough time to search and start to show some type of behavior change without going too far, right?
What gets me is he found scent in the other rooms fairly quickly. I'd say 30 seconds or under for the first hide. There wasn't any wind type of problems with this room and nothing that would scream that he'd have a hard time sourcing odor. It was completely my thinking that it couldn't be a blank room. Bad handler! He did search well and never gave up, so that's something.
06-12-2019 10:44 AM
MeadowCat
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I shared some of the good yesterday, here are two of the bad! They are both from Newtie's first NW3 attempt as well. Lots of learning!

This was the first search of the day. There were two hides and one distractor (a stuffed toy). One of the hides is in the second container on the row that we started at and the second box is in the other row, it's the 4th box in from the start line. The distractor is the second to the last box on that same row. You can see in the video that he notes the correct box, but does not stick with it. I'm not sure what happened but he hit the last box and I had to call alert. After the trial I found out that that box got many other dogs. I'm wondering if scent was collecting on it from the other row and then dog slobber got on it, so it was even more interesting. In any case our day was over before it began. I'm blaming Newtie on this one!



This one is all my fault! It's our third interior search of the day (after two really nice interior rooms). I was completely biased in thinking that they wouldn't put a blank room as the last search in an element (it was also the largest room out of the three we did that day). I was wrong and let Newtie hang out there for almost 2 minutes. UGH!!! At the end I could feel time ticking and panicked and called alert on something that wasn't even really an alert. You can almost see Newton go, really mom? This one was ugly, but you can better believe that I won't make that mistake again...hopefully!
I did find it interesting how Newtie started to move up when he wasn't finding anything.
It's something I'm going to keep in mind in the future.

I totally would have called that same alert on the containers! I swear, containers can be so killer. Mine can both easily false alert on containers, especially if they think I might "want" an alert or a play behavior, or a "100 things to do with a box" type of thing....it's much worse when the containers are boxes!

The blank room wasn't as awful as you think, either...he really searched nice and thoroughly, and I think it's tough with those blank rooms...it's so easy to push them into an "alert" type of behavior. It's a tough balance of giving them enough time to search and start to show some type of behavior change without going too far, right?
06-12-2019 10:33 AM
Meldrew79 I shared some of the good yesterday, here are two of the bad! They are both from Newtie's first NW3 attempt as well. Lots of learning!

This was the first search of the day. There were two hides and one distractor (a stuffed toy). One of the hides is in the second container on the row that we started at and the second box is in the other row, it's the 4th box in from the start line. The distractor is the second to the last box on that same row. You can see in the video that he notes the correct box, but does not stick with it. I'm not sure what happened but he hit the last box and I had to call alert. After the trial I found out that that box got many other dogs. I'm wondering if scent was collecting on it from the other row and then dog slobber got on it, so it was even more interesting. In any case our day was over before it began. I'm blaming Newtie on this one!



This one is all my fault! It's our third interior search of the day (after two really nice interior rooms). I was completely biased in thinking that they wouldn't put a blank room as the last search in an element (it was also the largest room out of the three we did that day). I was wrong and let Newtie hang out there for almost 2 minutes. UGH!!! At the end I could feel time ticking and panicked and called alert on something that wasn't even really an alert. You can almost see Newton go, really mom? This one was ugly, but you can better believe that I won't make that mistake again...hopefully!
I did find it interesting how Newtie started to move up when he wasn't finding anything.
It's something I'm going to keep in mind in the future.

06-12-2019 06:40 AM
ECIN Maybe 79 and Meadowcat should only post these up on weekends ! I not getting anything done watching them ! lol just kidding - keep them coming !

Most enjoying to watch !

Doc
06-12-2019 04:24 AM
LadyDi Great video’s very interesting to witness them thinking.........love these video’s ......your have all earned bragging rights...keep the videos coming......
06-11-2019 03:29 PM
TNfisher These are all so much fun to watch, thanks for sharing!
06-11-2019 02:58 PM
MeadowCat
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This is from Brandy's final trial, an L2C (level 2 container). It was an excellent way to retire from competition. Not only did we gain our title that day, but she placed 3rd out of 21 dogs. At 12.5 years old! There were two hides and two distractors for this one.

You can tell she's excited to be out there working. I miss her so much!

Awww, I love this video. I especially love her find on the first box - she's like, um hello! It's here...IT'S HERE!!!! Hurry up!
06-11-2019 01:19 PM
Meldrew79 This is from Brandy's final trial, an L2C (level 2 container). It was an excellent way to retire from competition. Not only did we gain our title that day, but she placed 3rd out of 21 dogs. At 12.5 years old! There were two hides and two distractors for this one.

You can tell she's excited to be out there working. I miss her so much!

06-11-2019 12:13 PM
melbrod
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These are too much fun....you can all stop me if I share too many, I guess!

This search was VERY challenging. This was also Sypha's NW2 trial. The second interior search of the day. Pretty small room at kind of an "old-timey" fairgrounds. Again, lots of rain earlier, chilly. Unheated. This building had a long hallway that you entered in that was part of the search area and the door got closed behind us when we entered. You'll see we're off camera for a bit and I call an alert during that time - there's a hide behind the door in that "hallway" area - you can imagine the odor got moved quite a bit with the door opening and closing constantly, and the hallway was quite narrow. The main part of the room was a "post office". Sypha found the first hide pretty fast, on the underside of the chair. It takes her a VERY long time to nail down the other hide - it's inaccessible, in that small little post office box on the floor. I think the odor was pooling quite a bit, as you can see her sniffing the rug on the floor for a while. I was SO proud of her for getting all three in this small room, and as a fairly young dog.

This was a tough search.

At around 0:47, when she was in the area of the last one, she does quite a tail wag. I think she figured it was somewhere in there, just didn't tell you right away (or got distracted ).
06-11-2019 12:06 PM
dobegal Meadow Cat, just enter a NW3 and get a feel for it, you can do this
06-11-2019 12:05 PM
dobegal
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That's a really nice search - I don't think I'd do vehicles off leash either. I'm not sure when I'll feel ready for our first NW3...at some point I'll just have to start (trying) to enter, but it's such a big step up!

at one of Amy Herot's workshops we had a 20+ vehicle outside search off leash. I never had Dax complete a vehicle search off leash yet alone outside. Most of the participates were like oh boy here we go. Every one of the dogs stayed at the vehicles and worked the hides. It was great to see this and participate.
06-11-2019 11:39 AM
ECIN Clearly, I should have called alert so much quicker, LOL

I counted 5 seconds from Richters first hit on the find ! MC !!! lol I may have to come up there and help Team Richter polish up on that

Of course - No Charge

Great job MC !

Here I need to back to work and what is Ken doing ??? lol
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