Yesterday, April 25, 2015, Crazy Dog Carter attended his first Nosework 1 (NW1) Trial! If you’d told me a year ago that Carter would actually be able to attend, and participate in, an official trial, in a strange environment, with strange people, vehicles, and dogs all over the place, I probably wouldn’t have believed you.
But he did attend, and he participated. He actively searched each element, and although he didn’t get a title, he did get the Exterior element and came close on Interiors and Vehicles (he was in the right area, but did not pinpoint the hide. Also, he took too long.) He did not have a meltdown, and only one barkfest with a Kelpie he’d been eyeing all day.
I’m very proud of him, and we have some things to work on to prepare for his next NW1 Trial!