Firstly I’d like to thank Jenny’s small but enthusiastic group for asking me to judge and organise their Level 1 scentwork UK trial. As the organiser, having now done a trial I feel better equipped for the next, the prompt list that comes in the trial pack from Heather is excellent, especially as I didn’t realise I’d misplaced my stop watch, last seen at Tewkesbury working trial when I judged the CD, so swift shopping trip to local sports shop ensued.
I fortunately asked Anni Martin to act as steward for the morning and also asked Gill Lawrence to come along and watch, what an efficient pair they are and great to work with, thank you both you made the whole morning run very smoothly with the odd prompt when I’d forgotten something.
As the judge, I was very impressed with the work of all 3 teams, Emma and Merlin, almost perfect until the nerves took over on the last search but Merlin saved the day, Lynne and Rowan a great team just needs Lynne to back off a little bit and let Rowan do what she is so good at, nosework. Amie and Bonnie, well done, nerves nearly got the better of you but Bonnie showed that she knows what to do and pulled you through. Well done all of you, you’ve worked hard and put the effort into your training, good luck with level 2.