1st Sarah Neat – Charlie – 98.5
2nd Alexis Maule – Baz – 97
3rd David Ellis -Storm – 95.5
4th Beth Alexander – Gus – 89
5th Wendy Mole – Chilli – 88.5
6th Carol Ellis – Misty – 87.5
7th Hazel Brown – Hank – 76
Firstly, thank you to June for agreeing to be our judge for the day and travelling down from Scotland.
This was only our second trial and I wasn’t sure who was most nervous me or the handlers but June got everyone together in the hall and explained what she was expecting and how the day would run helping to ease nerves.
We started indoors with the table, chairs followed by the perimeter search. We had two false alerts, one from Gus with Beth and one from Hank with Hazel.
Gus was sure it was on the fire extinguisher it was just not the one he indicated which was a shame as he went on to find all the other scents on the day in a total time of 166 seconds .Hank falsely indicating a chair on the perimeter.
It was a clean sweep for everyone on the exterior searches which considering how cold and windy it was I thought was very good. Special thanks to my wife who took some videos and managed to keep a steady hand, she even get people’s heads in the shots.
Back indoors for the boxes and luggage this proved to be a little more problematic for some of the teams with three false alerts each of the three teams alerting falsely to a different item.
Wrapping up back outside for the vehicle search Hazel and hank coping well as he had given two false alerts indoors but he pulled it out the bag nailing both vehicles. Front wheel nut on the X trail and electric connector on the tow bar of the Zafaira.
Back inside to cuddle the radiators and the scores were totalled by June who was like a human calculator.
I was pleased for every one that attended as all qualified with three with clean sweeps.
|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||Sarah Neat – Charlie||20||5||64||20||4.5||78||20||5||71||20||4||88||98.5||301|
|2||Alexis Maule – Baz||20||5||18||20||4||158||20||5||124||20||3||207||97||507|
|3||David Ellis -Storm||20||1||268||20||5||35||20||5||105||20||4.5||73||95.5||481|
|4||Beth Alexander – Gus||10||4||56||20||5||34||20||5||48||20||5||27||89||165|
|5||Wendy Mole – Chilli||20||4.5||156||20||5||62||20||5||107||10||4||28||88.5||353|
|6||Carol Ellis – Misty||20||5||59||20||5||36||20||4||72||10||3.5||77||87.5||244|
|7||Hazel Brown – Hank||10||3||172||20||5||105||20||5||122||10||3||162||76||561|