Fri 15 Apr 2022, Salwarpe

Level 1: Judge - Pauline Whittaker

Salwarpe Village Hall, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 0AH

Start: 9am
Entry Fees: £28 per dog.
Contact: Bridget Francis

Trial Manager and Judges Reports

Pauline Whittaker

We had a warm and bright day at Salwarpe and a Level 1 Trial with 11 competitors.
We started with Tables and chairs with 9 teams finding the odour. very nice systematic searching from Emma and Ursula Bear and a fast and confident search from Lucy & Baylee. One or two dogs took a while to settle into searching in a new environment or may have been aware of owner nerves. Debbie and Dylan did well to wait for the indication and be sure he was on odour.
The vehicle search was next with the odour on a back wheel. Most dogs found this easily with some quick searches from Irene and Poppy, Lucy and Baylee and Emma & Ursula Bear.
Back into the hall for boxes and bags which a few teams struggled with. Only 6 finding the correct box. Well done to Sara and Billie with the quickest find in this search and there was nice calm handling from Joyce with Luna and again Debbie read Dylan very well.
We finished with exterior items, the 3 items were a folded chair, a silver lampshade and a vax hose which contained the odour. 9 teams found this with a very fast search from Helen and Willow and another speedy search from Lucy and Baylee.
Well done for being a great bunch of competitors and I hope to see you all again soon.
Very big thanks to Bridget for taking on her first role of Trial Manager, thereby allowing me to judge. Judith was an excellent scribe and thanks to Steve for stepping in to be the runner.
Very well done to the winner Poppy a 12.5 year old Labrador who has been thoroughly enjoying her scentwork.

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