|Maluko, RAE,- AX, AXJ, NF,- NW1,|
|Barked: Tue Nov 6, '12 8:47am PST |
|Maluko (San Jo Chaka Khan RE, NA, NAJ, CGC, NW1) earned her Nosework Level 1 (NW1) title on 11/4/2012, becoming the 4th Shiba that ever earned this title.
Maluko with her NW1 title ribbon
She had a blast searching for odor in all 4 elements - exterior, vehicles, container and interior and I held up my end of the bargain as a team - trusting my dog's nose, calling out "alert" loudly and confidently when I noticed her change of behavior when she searched (None of the hides were visible, so you really need to trust your dog and be able to tell when they found it).
Maluko ranked #4 overall in terms of search time among 30+ dogs entered that day. She is a steady and methodical searcher!
Koji's Nosework 101 class clip
For anyone that is new to the sports of Nosework, check out this video of my boy Koji when he first started classes, which was a little over a year ago. He was having a blast and loved the game. The search in the video was very simple, but you can see his enthusiasm and joy.
Nosework is great to keep the dog's mind working, building up confidence and helping you learn more about working with your dog. You can find out more about Nosework here, http://www.k9nosework.com/
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