Fri 4th Oct 2019, Hayes

Level 2: Judge - Ali Brannen

1 Sue Swainson & Clayton – 100
2 Janet Phillips & Coco – 100
3 Dawn Jenkins & Diesel – 100
4 Stacey Robinson & Bella – 100
5 Vanessa Bonner & Willow – 100
6 Anne Vellenoweth & Rosalie – 99.9
7 Christine Davis & Indy – 99.85
8 Anne Glennon & Missy – 90
9 Lena Stenton & Angel – 90
10 Jacky Lawrence & Henri – 89.95
11 Carol Stanton & Pippa – 89.9
12 Pam Butcher & Willow – 89.4
13 Ros Kellow & Grace – 80
14 Margaret Deuchar & Fizz – 79.95
15 Helen Hankins & Sam – 79.95

First off I would like to thank Lyn Bowers & Lyn Church for asking me to judge their level 2 trial. Also thanks to Caroline & Lyn for scribing for me throughout the day. Also thanks to the runners that kept everything moving smoothly and to all those that made me coffee throughout the day to keep me fuelled. It’s always a pleasure to Judge at Best Paw Forwards trials as they make you feel very welcome and provide you with homemade cakes throughout the day. Yum yum!

So on to the searches. We started with the vehicle search, the scents were hidden on the 1st car front left wing on a spotlight, and the 2nd scent was hidden on the rear right wheel of the 2nd car. 14/16 teams found both hides, they were Carol Stanton & Pippa, Margaret Deuchar & Fizz, Stacey Robinson & Bella, Vanessa Bonner & Willow, Anne Vellenoweth & Rosalie, Christine Davis & Indy, Janet Phillips & Coco, Sue Swainson & Clayton, Pam Butcher & Willow, Dawn Jenkins & Diesel, Helen Hankins & Sam, Lena Stenton & Angel, Anne Glennon & Missy and Jacky Lawrence & Henri. 2 teams found 1 scent and they were Ros Kellow & Grace and Claire Melville & Humphrey.

Then it was on to the exterior search. The scents were hidden in a welly & in the side of a grooming table. 8/16 found both hides and they were Anne Glennon & Missy, Sue Swainson & Clayton, Janet Phillips & Coco, Dawn Jenkins & Diesel, Vanessa Bonner & Willow, Christine Davis & Indy, Stacey Robinson & Bella and Anne Vellenoweth & Rosalie. 8/16 found 1 hide and they were Claire Melville & Humphrey, Helen Hankins & Sam, Lena Stenton & Angel, Margaret Deuchar & Fizz, Pam Butcher & Willow, Carol Stanton & Pippa, Jacky Lawrence & Henri and Ros Kellow & Grace.

Next it was the tables, chair & Perimeter search. The scents were hidden on a vacuum handle on the left of the perimeter and on the 3rd chair on the right of the tables. 15/16 teams found both hides. They were Jacky Lawrence & Henri, Dawn Jenkins & Diesel, Claire Melville & Humphrey, Pam Butcher & Willow, Helen Hankins & Sam, Anne Glennon & Missy, Carol Stanton & Pippa, Lena Stenton & Angel, Christine Davis & Indy, Anne Vellenoweth & Rosalie, Stacey Robinson & Bella, Janet Phillips & Coco, Sue Swainson & Clayton, Vanessa Bonner & Willow and Ros Kellow & Grace. 1 team found 1 hide and that was Margaret Deuchar & Fizz.

Lastly it was the boxes & luggage. The scents were hidden inside the flap of a box on the right hand of the search area and the 2nd scent was hidden in the zip of a black bag on the left side. 14/16 teams found both hides and they were Anne Vellenoweth & Rosalie, Sue Swainson & Clayton, Vanessa Bonner & Willow, Dawn Jenkins & Diesel, Ros Kellow & Grace, Carol Stanton & Pippa, Stacey Robinson & Bella, Helen Hankins & Sam, Jacky Lawrence & Henri, Margaret Deuchar & Fizz, Pam Butcher & Willow, Christine Davis & Indy, Lena Stenton & Angel and Janet Phillips & Coco. 2 teams found 1 hide and they were Claire Melville & Humphrey and Anne Glennon & Missy.

In the end 15/16 teams qualified for their level 2. Congratulation to Sue Swainson & Clayton on 1st Place, Dawn Jenkins & Diesel on 2nd place and an excellent award, Stacey Robinson & Bella in 3rd Place and Janet Phillips & Coco in 4th place. The other qualifiers were Anne Vellenoweth & Rosalie, Vanessa Bonner & Willow, Ros Kellow & Grace, Carol Stanton & Pippa, Helen Hankins & Sam, Jacky Lawrence & Henri, Anne Glennon & Missy, Margaret Deuchar & Fizz, Pam Butcher & Willow, Christine Davis & Indy, and Lena Stenton & Angel. Well done everyone.

I was really impressed by the quality of the team work I witnessed, and the handling was superb which is easy to see from the scores. It was good to see some familiar faces and to see how much your dogs have improved since I last saw them. Also the hard work you’ve all put into your dog’s training was clearly evident by their performance. Keep up the hard work and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future.

A white dog was ran on all search areas

  T&C - A/FT&C - HT&C - TES - A/FES - HES - TVS - A/FVS - HVS - TB&L - A/FB&L - HB&L - TMarksTime
A/F = Alert FindH = HandlingT = Time (seconds)
Tables & ChairsExterior SearchVehicle SearchBoxes & LuggageTotals
Level 2A/FHTA/FHTA/FHTA/FHTMarksTime
1Sue Swainson & Clayton20537205272051520536100115
2Janet Phillips & Coco20526205412059320543100203
3Dawn Jenkins & Diesel20532205502058820537100207
4Stacey Robinson & Bella20529205862054420579100238
5Vanessa Bonner & Willow205542051862053020594100364
6Anne Vellenoweth & Rosalie204.954820559204.95612054299.9210
7Christine Davis & Indy204.9529204.9524920594204.955799.85429
8Anne Glennon & Missy2051112054820511910514090418
9Lena Stenton & Angel2051541051762051612057490565
10Jacky Lawrence & Henri20587104.9524920514920510389.95588
11Carol Stanton & Pippa204.95141104.952852052262055589.9707
12Pam Butcher & Willow204.95165104.95151205170204.56789.4553
13Ros Kellow & Grace1053810552205432057180204
14Margaret Deuchar & Fizz2052510555104.951302054479.95254
15Helen Hankins & Sam204.959710520610522520524779.95775

Best Paw Forward DTC, Hayes End Community Centre, Kingsway, Hayes, UB3 2TZ.

Start: 9.30am,
Entry Fees: £24 per dog, capped at 20 entries, only 1 dog per handler
Contact: Lynda Bowers,
Download Entry Form to book a place.