This trial has been trickier than I anticipated. Couple of competitors could not make it because of the work commitments. It was a very chilly morning and we started with the draw and hot beverages.
The exterior search went really well with only one false indication.The tables and chairs appeared to be trickier with one false indication and one dogs not concentrating enough for the search.
The shooting has started in the distance and one of the competitors had to leave because the dog is very noise sensitive. It has upset the rest of the dogs too, but they managed to work through it. The scent for the next search was hidden in the front wheel of the vehicle and only one dog had a false indication.
The last search was the most successful with all dogs finding the scent in the suitcase and Molly finding it in just 12 seconds.
We finished the trial with prize giving while enjoying the hot beverages and cakes. Fumiko and Roxy took the first place with 99 points.
Thanks very much to Becky for finding time to judge so close to the festive period.
Huge thanks to our scribe Carly and to Phil for keeping everyone right with the running order.
Well done everyone!
We had a lovely sunny, calm but cold morning to start. We started with the exterior search first. The dogs were great and were super confident doing their jobs. Not long after we started our next search of the table & chairs, we had some shooting starting around us. This did unsettle many of the dogs. Resulting in one handler having to take her dog home. The rest of the dogs carried on with Fumiko & Roxy taking 1st place with a clean sweep. Huge thanks to my scribe Carly who kept me right. Thanks to Sandra for inviting me. Well done to the handlers & dogs for taking part in what turned out to be a tricky trial.
|A/F = Alert Find||H = Handling||T = Time (seconds)|
|Tables & Chairs||Exterior Search||Vehicle Search||Boxes & Luggage||Totals|
|Name of Handler & Dog||A/F||H||T||A/F||H||T||A/F||H||T||A/F||H||T||Marks||Time|
|1||Fumiko Onslow – Roxy||20||4||45||20||5||16||20||5||17||20||5||29||99||107|
|2||Marion Smith – Laddie||0||5||39||20||5||57||20||5||31||20||5||75||80||202|
|3||Sean Morris – Molly||20||4||74||0||4||48||20||4||129||20||5||12||77||263|