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18 October 2009
In October Elly earned her NW2 Title. She also received a special designation… well it was for both of us actually. We were recognized for ‘exceptional teamwork’!
I can’t say enough about the sport of Nose Work and what it has done for her confidence. Less than two years ago she was afraid of boxes (pretty much anything really) and was hesitant to enter a room with strangers. In our last trial she actually approached the judge and steward in the interior search areas! Not what she is supposed to do for NW, but I will take the confidence she displayed to check them out. In addition it is a great sport for Tripawds as it challenges their minds and tires them out without undue strain on the body. Even if you don’t compete it is a great game to play at home.
I love her approaching the start line in the photo below:
And here is one of the videos from our Trial:
Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls
16 October 2012
Way to go Elly & Karen. You both have come so far. I see a huge difference in her confidence. I am glad you found a job for her to do that made her feel comfortable in her skin
Michelle & Angel Sassy
Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013
"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."
22 February 2013
PUGMUTTELLY, YOU ARE THE MOST ADORABLE NOSE SNIFFING TRIPAWD DAWG EVVVVER!!!!
You REALLY can see how confident and focused she is in that video. She has a mission to accomplish and she KNOWS she can do it!! And you clearly are sending an energy of calm and confidence down that leash.
So much fun following her progress on so many levels. I think we all beam like proud Aunts and Uncles as we follow this cute Soul named Elly be the dog she was born to be❤💖❤💖❤💖❤💖
Love and hugs
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!
22 February 2013
25 April 2007
Team Elly ROCKS! I love that you’ve both taken this activity and ran with it to achieve soooo much. Not just titles and applawse, but confidence and a stronger bond. BONUS!
It was fun watching her go round looking in the room and spot the odor so quickly. What was the scent she detected? And why the super long leash?
18 October 2009
Rene- the odor was either birch or anise, both are used at level 2. They don’t tell us which it was and I don’t really care- we train on all three odors so they all should be equally important to Elly. Should be…. when we are training if she has trouble with one odor over the others I will sometimes spend more time on that odor to reinforce it.
And the leash- it’s 11.5 feet long. I don’t want to be right up on her while she is searching, the length allows me some distance from her. The interiors were the only element that had an on/off leash option, the majority of the searches are on leash. If you look at the other three videos in her blog you will see why I need the length. Also… I have trouble keeping up with her!