Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Nosework Class

Earlier this year Sawyer started in a new sport called Nosework.  This sport borrows elements form the activities of detection canines and puts them in a recreational setting.  Elements of competition include box drills (container search), interior building search, exterior area search and vehicle searches.  The targets are the odors of Birch, Anise and Clove.  Sawyer seems to really be enjoying this sport.  He is currently on the first scent of Birch.

This video shows Sawyer finding a small Q-tip with the Birch scent which is hidden in a field.

Next up is a container search, which is this case is small plastic eggs.  One has the Birch scent in it and as you can see Sawyer finds it pretty quickly.

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