Well, this was our 4th trial and we had a big entry (18 across 2 levels with one judge) so I was very aware that we needed things to run smoothly. As luck would have it, we had a brilliant judge who set lovely searches, great runners who made sure the next competitor was ready and waiting and great competitors who mainly found everything pretty quickly! It also helped that we had no double dogs and nobody with a dog entered in both levels (pure chance). Thank you everyone for your cooperation in keeping things moving. We actually finished early and the judge and I even had time for lunch!
The weather was once again kind to us, not too hot, not too cold and none of the silly wet stuff! A slight breeze but that just added to the skill needed, it did throw a couple of people in the vehicle search that I scribed when the scent got thrown from the car to the wall so the dog turned away and they didn’t go back to recheck that area, I guess they will have learnt from that!
I have to say judging from the marks and also the searches I managed to watch we were lucky to have a very high standard of searching from both dogs and handlers so very well done to all of you.
And finally a huge thank you to Nikki for judging, Marie, Lyn and Michele for scribing, Pauline for running and everyone for making the day go smoothly. What a lovely bunch of people you all were.
|A/F = Alert Find||H = Handling||T = Time (seconds)|
|Tables & Chairs||Exterior Search||Vehicle Search||Boxes & Luggage||Totals|
|1||Heather – Archie||20||4.75||19||20||5||13||20||5||15||20||4.75||4||99.5||51|
|2||Linda – Taboo||20||5||8||20||4.75||50||20||5||4||20||4.5||53||99.25||115|
|3||Sue – Ruby||20||4.5||15||20||4.75||10||20||5||14||20||4.75||18||99||57|
|4||Hayley – Mia||20||4.5||70||20||4.5||78||20||5||31||20||5||36||99||215|
|5||Marie – Liberty||20||5||18||20||4.75||17||20||4.5||19||20||4.5||35||98.75||89|
|6||Zoe – Theo||20||4||19||20||4.5||120||20||5||30||20||5||68||98.5||237|
|7||Eliot – Toby||20||4.5||21||20||4.5||23||20||4.5||26||20||4.75||28||98.25||98|
|8||Jane – Febe||20||4.75||23||20||4.75||26||20||4.5||23||20||4||19||98||91|
|9||Marina – Misty||0||4||52||20||4.75||19||20||4.75||38||20||5||8||78.5||117|
|1||Lyn Bowers – Foxy||20||4.75||63||20||5||38||20||5||42||20||5||86||99.75||229|
|2||Jeni – Sullivan||20||5||62||20||4.75||112||20||5||66||20||4.75||55||99.5||295|
|3||Lu – Bo||20||5||83||20||4.75||63||20||4.75||115||20||5||38||99.5||299|
|4||Chris – QueevaDiva||20||5||68||20||4.5||130||20||5||65||20||4.5||106||99||369|
|5||Kate – Kiwi||20||5||51||20||5||135||20||4.75||52||10||4.75||46||89.5||284|
|6||Pauline – Tia||20||4.75||43||10||4.5||33||20||5||40||20||4.75||41||89||157|
|7||Nikki – Zigzag||20||5||171||20||4.75||137||10||4.5||298||20||4.5||82||88.75||688|
|8||Helen – Nellie||10||4.75||42||10||4.75||136||20||5||66||20||4.75||61||79.25||305|