I’ve been focusing on nose work with His Redness. He’s been quite successful in his efforts. While doing container searches, he’s false altered once – and on a container which held food (have to work on that!).
He ran his 3 NACSW Odor Recognition Tests (ORT’s) today. The first for birch, then anise, and the last for clove. He was confident, focused, and clearly indicated all three of the correct boxes. I could not be more proud of the ‘little’ guy.
In an odor recognition test, the dog must find the single box (out of 12) that has 2-3 scented q-tips in it.
In Toka’s birch run, he indicated, I called alert, and he moved off the box. Yikes! But he’d indicated the correct one.
For anise, he hit the first box & indicated. I called it, and once again, he was right. A fun (and nerve wracking) threshold search. It happened so fast that his Auntie Amy barely got the iPad on – you can see this in the video.
Clove – he indicated the correct box. I said ‘alert!’ but he was making so much noise with the box the judge didn’t hear me. She did the second time I said it!
Here’s the video: Toka’s ORT’s
Toka, you rock! What a good little worker!