Sat 04 Jun 2022, Coleraine

Levels 1 & 2; Judges - L1 Janine Brownlees, L2 Lesley Clements

Harpurs Hill Community Centre, 90 Tullyarton Road, Coleraine, BT52 2EL

Start: L2 – 9:00 am. L1 – 1.15pm
Entry Fees: £25.00 per dog.
L1 – Contact: Jillian Marshall thedogmarshall@outlook.com
L2 – Contact: Laura Kirk dognozebest@gmail.com

Trial Manager and Judges Reports

Janine Brownlees

Thank you to Jillian Marshall for inviting me to judge my first trial with thanks to Laura, Carlee and Lynda for all your help throughout the day, your hard work was very much appreciated!
We had 11 teams, 4 of these at their first trial, and a lovely selection of breeds to admire. Tables & chairs kicked off proceedings followed by Vehicle, Boxes & luggage finishing with the Exterior search. We enjoyed beautiful weather at a super venue and all the dogs coped very well, great teamwork and happy dogs were top of my list and I wasn’t disappointed.
Time passed in a flash and in the end we had very little separating the top 5 with another 5 qualifiers.
Congratulations to Tiggie and Antionette, Kuro and Susan and Rainie with Bethany – I could not fault your searches, they were a joy to watch! This takes Tiggie into Level 2 and as Kuro and Rainie were competing for the first time it was smiles all round.
Merlin and Karen and Bramble with Ronnie were not far behind – it was only Merlins’ second trial and Bramble gained excellence so I know how pleased you both were with your dogs, well deserved placings!
Hector and Tejo, both faultlessly handled by Paul and Lesley, were so enjoyable to watch – beautiful dogs and beautiful searching
Nova and Arlo were also at their first trial and although each dog had a single ‘blip’ in a search it was obvious to see the the teamwork and quality of training, I am positive a clean sweep won’t be long!
Little Sally and Molly had a very positive day, gentle handling brought out the best in them and I know Louise and Annette enjoyed your successes.
Thank you all for accepting my decisions, I hope you had fun and I hope to see you all and your lovely dogs at a trial again soon!

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