Wed 07 Oct 2020, Dauntsey

Level 2: Judge - Linda Bowden

The Little Barn, Dauntsey SN15 4HW

Start: 10.00
Entry Fees: £25.00 per dog.
Contact: Marie Poole

Trial Manager and Judges Reports

Thank you to Marie for the invite to judge another of her very well organised and run trials. Although parking at the venue is limited, there is ample room for exercising dogs just up the road and the search areas are excellent. The weather stayed dry for us, if a little windy and it was nice to see some of the competitors who had been successful in their Level 1 a few weeks before, back and qualifying their level 2 – a tribute to their hard work and that of their trainers. Using a wall and fence line instead of a vehicle initially threw one or two, but not the dogs. Three quarters of the competitors got a clean sweep and placings were decided by timing, with Elizabeth and Henry clear winners all round with some very speedy but accurate searching. Many of the dogs worked free and where handling marks were lost, this was mainly due to errors in using the line with handlers and dogs demonstrating their ability to work as a team well. Competitors had arrived in groups of 3 to comply with Covid 19 requirements, this worked well with the members of each group being presented with their certificates before departing. Expect to see all of these dogs moving up the levels quite quickly, the standard was so good.

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