Literally. I really should try and be humble right now but I am one proud Mama and don’t care if I gloat just a little. Pongo was on today. I was on today. And we both rocked Alaska’s first official K9 Nose Work trial! My goals for today were 1) have fun 2) trust my dog and 3) focus on accuracy not speed. We accomplished all three goals and so much more…
First Place Overall NW1:
PONGO BUCHANAN!!! 2:09.26
Exterior Search: 2nd Place (46.63 seconds)
Interior Search: 2nd Place (21.21 seconds) There was a 0.17 second difference between 1st and 2nd place.
Vehicle Search: 47.30 seconds (12th Place)
Container Search: 14.12 seconds (4th Place) We could have placed 2nd or 3rd but I didn’t realize that Pongo’s nose had crossed the starting line, which is when the timer starts, and I waited a couple seconds before giving him the “Go find it” cue.
Faults= 0!!! This was my biggest fear and sweet Pongo gave beautiful alerts today. I thought maybe we had faulted in the container search because he smashed the source box a little but no fault was given.
If you’re interested in seeing Overall Results and Element Results for all trial participants, they can be viewed here.
Steve and I are both beaming and so very proud of Pongo!