December 6th 2011 2:47 pm
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To my doggie diary,
WOW! What a class last night. At Nosework class last night we started off with the box drill (too easy!!) though while my work was absolutely flawless, momma is still learning to read my body language. I was trying to tell her "It's this box! This box right here!!!) I did struggle with one of the hides(it was near a grassy area...with SO many smells!), but all the others were quick and easy. Everybody had only the nicest things to say about me and how good I am at using my nose (seems rather silly to me, I is a hound after all)
The instructor asked momma "Where did you get that beagle?" saying I'm one of the best beagles he's ever seen work (and of course momma points out that I ain't a pure beagle either). In fact he said I seemed to work much like the doggies sniffing out stuff in airports! Even his assistant said "What a nice working dog."
And I even missed the last round of classes! But it seems mom was doing something right when we were just working at home. The instructor said mom had no reason to worry about the ORT, that I will be great, and that all she has to do is trust me. She seems still a little nervous, but much better now that she saw I know what I'm doing! We're gonna pass with flying colors.
Momma and I are also excited for continuing classes and working our way up to NW4 in the spring. Our instructor said he's hoping to move around at different locations out in the world for even better practice...mom and I cannot wait! Mom is excited to learn to be a better handler, and I love working new challenges.
Mom is so glad she found Nosework...otherwise I wouldn't be so kind to the furniture. For now we're gonna play this super fun find it game some more and prepare for Sunday when I can show Mom just how good I am. Then I'm gonna get better and better this session, and then really kick it up in spring!
Until next time
peace, love, and rock & roll (over)
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