Sun 02 Feb 2020, Temple Cloud

Level 1: Judge - Marie Poole
  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 1A/FHTA/FHTA/FHTA/FHTMarksTime
1Brenda O'Shaughnessy - Annie205112057205172051510050
2Charlotte Harding - Scandal205242057205102053410075
3Ann Simpson - Honey2052720515205312052410097
4Jeanne Price - Skye204.9352056205162051999.976
5Karen James - Indy204.755120531205232051599.75120
6Clare Cotterell - Jax20511205182052205478098
7Natasha Bell-Syer - Ursula205130552205212052880114
8Penny Varnes - Ludo204.94804.8176204.81132054479.5381
9Faye Sparkes - Rosie04.8598205752055104.810859.65332
10Ann Whitaker - Luna204.855004.867204.858051459.45189

Trial Manager and Judges Reports

Thank you to Shelley for asking me to judge her Level 1 trial. We had 10 dogs forward and each and every team were fabulous in most of the searches. I tried to set straightforward searches which the teams would succeed at if approached in a methodical way. The teams varied hugely with some super quick spaniels and some more thoughtful methodical dogs. 9 out of 10 teams called this successfully with some lightning fast calls. I had put the scent so that it wouldn’t matter too much which way around the tables and chairs the teams chose to go. The vehicle search was in an area with quite a strong swirly wind. All the dogs sourced this very well, it was lovely to watch some handlers letting there dogs work back onto source when they had over shot and others patiently letting their dogs work right on to source with no fuss or pressure – some really “grown up” handling! Boxes and luggage was next, the odour was on a buckle on a small suitcase. The suitcase was situated on the right hand outside edge of the items. Systematic searches were completed by many of the teams and there was very little that I could deduct marks for. The exterior was back out in the blustery wind. The three items that I told the handlers were in a V with the scented item on an ornamental brick in the centre of the search. Again lots of lovely work with 7 out of 10 teams calling it correctly. 1 dog called it in 6 seconds and 2 in 7 seconds. The standard overall was very high and I felt very privileged to spend a morning judging such lovely teams. Thanks to Teresa and Kath for scribing and to the lovely Staffie that was the white dog and I am hoping is in the back of my van wearing a bow!

Trial Manager’s Report – Huge thanks to Marie for coming to judge on short notice, and for doing such a fab job of setting thoughtful searches and offering constructive feedback to all teams. Also thanks to Teresa and Kath for volunteering to scribe, and to my mum Kay Jennings for helping organise and run the day. And thanks to the competitors for taking part in such good spirits, and for creating a friendly, relaxed trial. Things ran pretty smoothly, the weather was kind to us (mild AND dry!), and we were finished earlier than expected. I was delighted to be able to award winners Brenda & Annie with their Excellence Title at the end; well done Team!

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