Sat 17 Oct 2020, Totnes

Levels 1 & 2: Judge - Debra Cassidy

Compass Canine, 2B Burke Road, Totnes TQ9 5XL

Start:
L2 – 9.00, 11.15, 13.30
L1 – 14.00
Entry Fees: £23 per dog.
Contact: Sara Seymour moc.liamg@kueninacssapmoc

Trial Manager and Judges Reports

Canine Compass at Totnes is certainly proving very popular for Scentwork UK competitions. Thank you Sara for hosting again and ensuring we are all COVID safe. Of course a big thanks to Ripley who as white dog found all the hides.

Level 2
The day started with 2 groups at level 2. Starting on the exterior search with hides on a stand up hose reel and a gray plastic frame. The weather although dry was quite still so teams had to work hard to locate the items.

We then moved inside for boxes and luggage with hides on a small brown bag under the zip and a box with a lids that had a hole on the side so it was ideal to place the hide inside the box just below the hole.

We then went outside where a vehicle was parked in front of the wall. The hide on the car was located behind the mud flap on the rear drivers wheel. Dogs worked hard to locate this as lots had noses up in the wheel arch. The hide on the wall was at the far end of the wall and was in a small hole behind a dandelion. The dogs knocked the odour on the way past and then honed it.

Back inside for table and chairs and perimeter items, and although all teams were asked if they wanted the item removed on first call.I would have been hard pushed when two teams called on a vertical heating pipe.

Handlers took on board comments, which resulted in improved handling and searching in later searches. Lesley and Chiarra were well deserved winners, and Chiara is beautiful to watch as she tiptoed round the areas, and delicate placing of her nose on each hide.

Level 1
The afternoon saw three groups of level 1 teams, for some attending the venue for the first time, so a warm welcome.

The exterior search was on a rolled up umbrella, which all dogs found so that settled the nerves a little. Inside the hide was under the bottle flap of a smallbox, those dogs that really stuck their head in, then really went to source. The hide on the vehicle was on the front grill, it was interesting to watch the dogs who knocked the odour then to come back and go to source. Lastly, tables and chairs with some handlers getting tied up with leads and calling a little too soon with the hide on the chair next to the one they indicated.

Well done to both first and second place teams Spec and Georgina and Pippie and Faye who worked beautifully together. You and your dogs were a joy to watch.

Canine Compass at Totnes is certainly proving very popular for Scentwork UK competitions. Thank you Sara for hosting again and ensuring we are all COVID safe. Of course a big thanks to Ripley who as white dog found all the hides.

Level 2
The day started with 2 groups at level 2. Starting on the exterior search with hides on a stand up hose reel and a gray plastic frame. The weather although dry was quite still so teams had to work hard to locate the items.

We then moved inside for boxes and luggage with hides on a small brown bag under the zip and a box with a lids that had a hole on the side so it was ideal to place the hide inside the box just below the hole.

We then went outside where a vehicle was parked in front of the wall. The hide on the car was located behind the mud flap on the rear drivers wheel. Dogs worked hard to locate this as lots had noses up in the wheel arch. The hide on the wall was at the far end of the wall and was in a small hole behind a dandelion. The dogs knocked the odour on the way past and then honed it.

Back inside for table and chairs and perimeter items, and although all teams were asked if they wanted the item removed on first call.I would have been hard pushed when two teams called on a vertical heating pipe.

Handlers took on board comments, which resulted in improved handling and searching in later searches. Lesley and Chiarra were well deserved winners, and Chiara is beautiful to watch as she tiptoed round the areas, and delicate placing of her nose on each hide.

Level 1
The afternoon saw three groups of level 1 teams, for some attending the venue for the first time, so a warm welcome.

The exterior search was on a rolled up umbrella, which all dogs found so that settled the nerves a little. Inside the hide was under the bottle flap of a smallbox, those dogs that really stuck their head in, then really went to source. The hide on the vehicle was on the front grill, it was interesting to watch the dogs who knocked the odour then to come back and go to source. Lastly, tables and chairs with some handlers getting tied up with leads and calling a little too soon with the hide on the chair next to the one they indicated.

Well done to both first and second place teams Spec and Georgina and Penni and Faye who worked beautifully together. You and your dogs were a joy to watch.

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