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I gave her free rein today and she was fine – did a great job with all the hides (unpaired) and was very fast.
Yes, she tracks into search areas, but she’s not necessarily tracking me (unlike Cooper who has done some of his best footstep tracking during nosework practice). As long as I hang back and move when she moves, we’re all good. My biggest problem as a handler is being impatient, and I believe that’s when I start to crowd.
The pairing truly had such an impact on her and how she plays the game. She’s got that fire in her belly again on the start line – she’s going to get that odor!! 🙂