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Alana McGee

[b]Assignment[/b]: buried hides.
[b]Location[/b]: front yard, dirt
[b]Hides[/b]: 5 hides. Dirt and leaves.
[b]Run Order[/b]: Monza 2nd.
[b]Conditions[/b]: low 60s, dry and sunny. no wind
[b]Aging[/b]: 45 minutes

Monza watched from inside the house when I worked with Speed. She was a bullet out the front door to the dirt area. She explored more of the area at one point and I whistled her back because I don’t want her near the curb. Luckily we get light traffic and I can hear it coming up a big hill, but still…

She did a great job especially since she has a little less practice than Speed with buried hides. I like letting both dogs drag a 6-ft leash instead of working the long line. I just wasn’t in the mood for the long line tonight.

I asked my questions on Speed’s post. I don’t have any specific questions for Monza. It’s interesting to watch her work here and trust that she’s eliminating area. This is very helpful and carrying over to me trusting her more in tracking. Although right now with truffle training, we’re not working in contaminated areas. In tracking we contend with excrementitious treats left by wildlife….

I mainly tried to keep her in the area to keep the RoR high. We ended after 4 finds. I then brought Speed back out to find #5, because I hadn’t marked them well and he found it.

Same questions about adding more hides, expanding area for Monza. Anything else I should do differently?

Thanks Alana and Kristin!