Kimberly Buchanan

I think you’ve got a good list going.

Regarding the stamina issue, it is something you’ll need to work on but I think we need to ferret out whether it’s due to repeat of the same hides in different searches or just her overall stamina.

Communication of “I’m done searching” is always at the top of my list for dogs working at the higher levels. You want to support the dog but you sometimes need to push them beyond their comfort levels in order to learn what they have to say.

And as for remembering how many you’ve found and where, plus the timing, this is very much a handler practice kind of thing. I’m pretty good at timing but not so good at knowing what I’ve found and where so I can empathize! Maybe even practice this with the multiple hide searches which will not only get you in the habit but the B’s will not think you’ve lost your mind when you do a blind search. 😉

I’ll review your video as soon as possible and give you some feedback but I’ll need a chunk of time. 😉

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training