Another trial

More Nosework News

Is Moby ready for the next ORT tomorrow? I’m not sure, but we have our fingers crossed! He has started back with class again since Hazel had a personality switch during an 18 day dog sitting situation. She liked the new friends at first, but grew tired of their constant presence after a couple days. Hazels shift has been good for Moby. He is loving the attention!

Saturday morning, he will be taking in the sites of Brownsville OR. My biggest concern is that he will go psycho and turn into Kujo. Of course, that’s my brain dramatizing the worst scenario. He should be fine with it. It’s only one test and I personally know the site and interior space. I just need to be calm and let him show me the correct box. Maybe we can get a few photos of him searching from the photographer.

Fingers crossed! I’ll let you know tomorrow afternoon!

Hazel gets to stay home and help her dad.


Nosework Fun

Hazel has been progressing quite well through her classes. So well, the vet was totally surprised by her change in personality. Such a different dog from 6 months ago! No more massive barking and distrust of everything! She’s gone through 2 nosework courses and one reactive dog class. We still have a long ways to go…

Below are two YouTube videos of Hazel and I working through a course. The first is from last week, second from this week. We’re getting trained in all three scents (clove, anise, birch) and she is now recognizing scents not paired with food! I’m learning to get out of her way and keep her moving forward to new scents.

Nosework has been great for teaching her to connect with me, plus trust new environments. We’re signed up for our third class. More videos to come….

Sharon Gakstatter is the instructor and narrator of the video. Wonderdogs is the training facility.