Wichenford Memorial Hall, Venn Lane, Wichenford, Worcestershire WR6 6YF, Start: 10.00am Entry Fees: £30 per dog. Contact: Bridget Francis firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel: 07854375772 Twitter Facebook Google Plus LinkedIn StumbleUpon 9th May 2023 Previous post Next post Trial Manager and Judges Reports Harold latusek 10th May 2023 at 4:26 pm Thankyou to Pauline for inviting me back to Wichenford to judge this level 6. A big Thankyou also to Bridget and Nikki who helped and scribed on the day. The weather was kind to us,amazing what a little bit of sunshine brings out in us. 6 teams took part. Interior one —————— I used half of the main hall,and fairly good sized kitchen. 5 minutes was allocated and 5 scents were laid out. On the left hand wall, a gun scent was hidden approx 60cm from the ground ,on the rear of a radiator,2nd radiator on the same wall,I hid a truffle scent behind the radiator,middle bottom. The remaining 3 hides were placed out in the kitchen,1 on the wheel of a catering cupboard,to the left on entry through the door, moving around to the right a gun oil scent was placed half way up a leg, underneath the metal,sink,approx 60 cm. To the right of the kitchen, the remaining truffle scent was concealed inside the top,of an oven door,70cm. All teams performed reasonably well,with three finding 4 and three finding 3.The first radiator,and the kitchen sink leg hides,being missed by half of the dogs. Exterior ———- This was set up around the right hand wall and rear of the building. Lots of lovely hiding places. 4 scents were placed out,an early cloves scent,ground level in a crack in the brickwork,some 4’(120cm)from the start. 2 metres further along a gun oil scent was hidden low on the wheel of a dustbin. A watering can spout contained the 3rd cloves scent,this was laid against the wall with piping and a large wooden log in front and to the side of it. Moving around to the rear of the building,approx another 6 metres on,a truffle hide was placed underneath a water disposal pipe,60 cm high. 3 of the teams excelled here,finding all 4 hides. Leading the way home in 110 seconds were Pauline and Tessa,closely followed by Fiona and Sage and Joanne and Cora,in some 130 and 139 seconds respectively.All 3 giving a lovely display of searching. To be fair all of the dogs searched well,considering the environmental issues,lot of lovely smelling grass. 3 mins was allocated Interior 2 ————— I used the remaining half of the large hall and an L shaped corridor,which lead to the toilet area and emergency exit door to the rear of the building. The corridor area ,including the entry,contained some 6 doorways. I left the main hall area clear,and placed out a cloves,gun and truffle oil low to the left on 3 of the 6 doors.All well within the distance allowance . 3.5 mins was allocated. No problem to the 2 teams who found all 3,Fiona and Sage and Pauline and Tessa,lovely handling and searching. A little bit of over thinking here by some of the handlers.A couple of dogs showed a lot of interest on a couple of the hides,but it was dismissed and they were moved on. Again I have to stress,push your dogs into these corners. That said,overall some lovely handling and searching by all teams They all had their little moments of glory.I’m hoping Cora didn’t have a headache this morning,after head butting a few pieces of furniture on the way round… A lovely way to spend a morning,it was my pleasure to judge. My congratulations go to the eventual rosette winners on the day. 1…Pauline and Tessa…..2….Fiona and Sage….3…..Joanne and Cora,(gaining their Excellence) I hope to see some,if not all,of you at sometime in the future. Good luck with your future trials Comments are closed.