Kimberly Buchanan

The downside to keeping her in the search area is (a) it takes more energy to continue searching, (b) if she’s telling you she’s done but you’re not listening there is a potential degradation of the teamwork and (c) what if the timer forgot to give you a 30-second warning? If neither of the first apply and you are confident of your internal timing, there is no problem and you *might* actually find something. Tough call. 😉

OH – and at the Elite level it’s a less egregious thing to time out. You only lose 1/2 hide. In NW3 you fail.

Biscuit gave a big tail wag when she went to the bucket on this search. 😀 Good job you two! Congratulations! 🙂

Kimberly Buchanan
Joyride K9 Dog Training