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He’s come a long way: Carter gets his NW1 title

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Carter received his NW1 (Nosework Level 1) title in competition in Milliken, Colorado. It was his second attempt at an NW1 title and he improved his overall time from almost 11 minutes to under 3 minutes. Although he wasn’t the fastest dog in any element, it took him just 15 seconds to alert on his Exterior hide (pictured here) and 25 seconds to get the Vehicle hide, his first find of the day.

So what’s next? This highly-reactive dog is working towards Level 1 element specialties and eventually towards Level 2 competition. He’s only 6, so we’ve got some time yet. What an accomplishment for him!

Here are some scans of photos taken by photographer Carey Bunn during Carter’s Exterior search:

Carter takes a look coming around a wagon

Carter takes a look coming around a wagon

He examines things a bit further, and...

He examines things a bit further, and…

"Here it is, Mom!"

“Here it is, Mom!”

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