Sun 19 Mar 2023, Finmere, MK18 4AT

Judges - L4 Laura Ward, L5 Susan Benson

Finmere Village Hall, Water Stratford Road, Finmere, Bucks MK18 4AT

Start: L4 – 9am, L5 – 1.30pm
Entry Fees: £30 per dog.
BACS acc name Mrs H Donnelly, sort-code 40-47-65, acc no 85478138
Contact: Heather Donnelly
– Tel: 01869 349190

Trial Manager and Judges Reports

Well done everybody. You did really well. You all qualified which was lovely.
You all did some lovely searching, and all had some feedback to go home with and food for thought on what to work on. I liked the variety of searches I saw from the crazy spaniels to the more placid – all were equally successful. This highlights search style can vary and we must work out how to work the individual dog as a team.
The wind helped with the exterior search for many with some very speedy searches, but possibly made the wall search slightly more challenging. I saw some lovely indications, especially in the indoor searches.
Most dogs ignored the distraction odour (almond oil and shampoo) on the most part, with the distraction only causing issue for a few in the boxes/baggage search.
Thank you for Yaz for scribing, and to Heather for trial managing.

Some of you will repeat level 4 and some will go up to level 5. Best of luck and see you soon I’m sure.

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