When I detailed Nemo’s and my adventures in K9 Nose Work, I didn’t have any pictures. During a trial, no one except the official trial photographer is allowed to take pictures. All competitors have the option of purchasing any or all of the photos taken during the trial. At this trial, the photographer captured Nemo’s Exterior and Container elements. Here’s a look inside a little piece of a K9 Nose Work trial…
We had great success at the Exterior element. It was a fun search — it ran the length of the building, probably 100 feet or so, and included the sidewalk and part of the wooded section, as well as the porch/ramp behind the building. Nemo located the hide lickety-split and was paid handsomely.
The element that worried me the most? Containers. Nemo has a history of looking at all 20 identical containers and just picking one, any one. I was definitely a little apprehensive.
This day, however, he was on it! He was ready to go! He picked the correct container with certainty. Another element in the bag!
We had such a good time searching, I was over the moon with just the NW1 title (meaning Nemo found all the hides in each of the four elements). I was really surprised — and super excited — to get these ribbons. Talk about icing on the cake! For all his success, Nemo was served a fresh off the grill chicken breast that evening!