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Alana McGee

[b]Assignment[/b]: hides in grass covered with leaves
[b]Location[/b]: front yard
[b]Hides[/b]: 4 hides, all in grass with leaves
[b]Run Order[/b]: Monza 2nd,
[b]Conditions[/b]: mid 60s, dry and sunny. Light breeze
[b]Aging[/b]: her hides were not out but 1-2 minutes after I finished with Speed, I just rehid the hides and brought her out.

Posting this one to show how I added in a manufactured hide when I lost confidence! She was so lively and happy. She’s either a little jealous or competitive when Speed goes first and she can watch from inside the house….

When I have no confidence knowing where the 4th hide is, I decide to ?drop? a truffle. I honestly don’t think I need much help with blind hides. I can’t tell where I put them with all the leaf litter.

Monza does a GREAT job of staying on task when she hears the neighbors get out of their car and I don?t remember doing this but my arms go up as if to say ?SCORE? when she goes right to a hide after being distracted by the sounds of the neighbor. That?s a BIG step for her (ummm, and me)! She also ignores that cat who eventually shows up.

She does investigate the disturbed dirt where Speed?s hides had been located, but has lots of confidence moving away from those spots.

The grass hides were very easy for her and I think I can add one lightly buried hide for her next time.

I brought Speed out and he found the 4th hide. He?s such a good Big Brother!

Thanks again!