Join Date: Apr 2009
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
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Nosework Trial video thread
This is a thread for those that want to share Nosework trial videos to discuss/analyze.
This is a video of Sypha's NW2 exteriors search - one hide. It's a fairly large space. Cold day, we'd had rain, quite a lot of wind - you can hear it on the video. Very damp. Lots of leaves on the ground. Sypha tends to blast into her search area and often goes all the way into the back of it (no quick threshold finds for her!)....it's just who she is. You can see a garbage can all the way to the left side of the screen - it's out of bounds, but there are scents coming from it - it was distracting for many dogs. Lots of competitors were really convinced that the hide MUST be on a picnic table - people were doing a lot of directed searching on the tables.
You can see Sypha actually find the hide at about 33 seconds into the video, but her behavior change is SO subtle and her alert is not clear at all. She goes back at the end, and she does stop and look at me. I didn't call it, so she then goes back and REALLY makes it clear where the hide is (bottom of the upside down garbage can). I generally don't like to "ask" my dogs to "show" me the hide again and again, but Sypha is often really really subtle in her alerts, so it's actually not a bad thing for her to "show" a hide more than once when it's not terribly clear the first time. Early on, she occasionally would be satisfied that she found it and just walk away, without "telling" me clearly. So this is actually really great for her!
Here's the video:
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT NW1 L1C L1V L1E L1I NW2 RATI SOG WAC
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