One of the rules at a Nose Work trial is that no one besides the Official Photographers are allowed to take pictures. While disappointed, not a single photo was snapped until we exited Camp Carlquist. We didn’t want to take any chances of tarnishing Pongo’s Nose Work Trial–a few photos were just not worth it.
After much anticipation, trial photos were finally posted. With permission from the National Association of Canine Scent Work and our two fabulous photographers Mike Lewis and Donna Quante (©2012HuskyProductions/Donna Quante), I am able to post pictures of Pongo’s Nose Work trial experience.
Vehicle Search (0:47.30)
Coming into the vehicle search area.
Pongo got “lost” for a moment and forgot where he was suppose to be searching.
Now we’re on track.
Almost there…it’s in the wheel well about 6 inches up from his nose.
Exterior Search (0:46.63)
I was a little worried here that he was going to alert on possible left-over picnic goodies.
The exterior search area was dauntingly huge with lots of nooks, crannies, and distractions.
Now we’re on the birch scent trail.
Found it Mom! This was one of Pongo’s best alerts: looking up at me and sitting. Here he is mid-sit.
It was a tricky hide: birch scent stuffed into a birch log but what a smart boy!
Container Search (0:14.12)
This is one of my favorite photos.
And Pongo’s favorite part of the search: getting the treat!
We unfortunately don’t have any photos from the Interior Search but we do have some random photos.
Waiting to move into the search areas.
The awards ceremony.