Sue: Space for Kim’s exterior search comments. Hope she’s not too hard on us 😉 Glad it will be cooler for our next NW3 trial, Oct 30 in MD.


Well, if it makes you feel any better, that was a Nationals Level search! 🙂 Three converging odors and a grass hide in a quarter acre of an Exterior area.  Your husband is really good at setting the challenges but they’re just a tad more than what you will encounter at NW3. 🙂

You shouldn’t feel badly about that one at all (well, maybe the dragging leash 😉 ) it was just so big and so many distractions. Paying attention to the wind is good. I find it interesting that Gracie got the middle hide of the 3 on that perimeter. She almost went to the one on the left but moved off of it (wind?) when you went the opposite direction, then missed the one on the right.

You’d have gotten 3/4 so that’s not bad! 🙂

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training