We've had a very, very busy year and that's one of the main reason why we won't have a new foster until early May. In the meantime I was able to work in what I knew was going to be an awesome Nose Work class! This class was way outside of Seattle at Rattle Snake Lake and what a great time of being in a beautiful environment while watching a number of great dogs work!
I made the decision last fall to be extremely selective about where to do Nose Work with D'light. He's certainly knows how to find odor but, it's just not that fun for him to do in new environments. So, we do it at home and then we find other fun things to do that bring him lots of joy - like crittering and lure coursing.
Just because D'light doesn't search for odor in a class setting doesn't mean he misses out on new experiences. So, we arrived early to class and he and I headed out on the long line.
|"Where are the critters?"|
|Lots to see and smell|
|Taking in the environment|
|Watching the fisherman|
|He was sniffing up a storm|
|He was so wishing for a small critter to appear!|
|"I see birds!"|
|Smells something interesting!|
|He really enjoyed just watching the environmental activity which is super for him.|
|Sweet, sweet D'light!|
|Looking as handsome as ever|
|And he wants to go see them!|
|A visit with Erica (our Nose Work instructor) and her busy Mimi girl!|
|Mimi LOVES to play ball|
|"Here I come and I'm ready for you to throw the ball again!"|
Time for class and Catty is ready to work!
|Waiting her turn while taking in the enviroment|
|Skip is awesome to watch and this boy knows how to find odor. He's a wonderful dog to learn from as he does a lot of chasing and bracketing odor.|
|Corwin on the move to locate odor|
|Giselle working to source|
Sweet brave Timken! Watching him work is amazing. This little boy has made huge strides given all he's been through before coming into the care of his mom and dad.
|on the odor trail|
|Working to locate the source of odor!|
|And he finds it!|
|Mom rewards him for his brave and excellent work!|
Onto the next search
|Jersey girl in on he A game!|
|Working to source|
Catty patiently waiting her turn.
Catty has made huge stride with her ability to be in proximity to other dogs.
Ok Catty your turn!
"I smell it!"
"Alert - now give me my reward!"
Time to move to the next search and wait our turn
While we wait we go check out the lake.
|Ready to rock the other hides!|
What a great way to spend a Sunday morning! Many thanks to Erica Wells our Nose Work instructor for offering such wonderful locations to have fun doing the sport of Nose Work!