~ Can We Get A Hurrah for Skye?
Jean and Skye
~report results from Sunday, April 3, 2016
We did it-Received our first leg in UKC Novice Nosework, passed all 4 elements in one day!! Proud of you Skye-your the best!!
The Nosework program is modeled after working detection dogs. While working as a team with their handler, the Nosework program allows any breed and type of dog to respond to specific target odors by using their natural olfactory abilities. The specific target odors are placed in a variety of environments from containers on the floor to vehicles and much more!
UKC sends a heartfelt “thank you” to Karen Shivers and Andrew Ramsey for their dedication to the sport of dogs and promotion of Nosework. Mr. Ramsey was the originator of this style of Nosework. Together, with their insights and contributions regarding the concept of Nosework, the recognition of this program by the United Kennel Club became a reality!
The UKC (United Kennel Club) is the choice of many owner-handlers. There are many options for competing. There are all levels of competition–Skye earned the Novice level in her Nosework; however, she was able to achieve this in one day. The first day of her competition was a wash when she was disqualified. The second day netted her the desired results. We all have good and bad days.
Click Here to see events happening in April; click here to see what is planned for May. You might consider visiting an event and learning more of what to expect. There are many more events and options, and they appear to be almost everywhere — some places more often than others.
Skye didn’t just come to this event and win these ribbons. Jean has put a lot of work into her; at times, Miss Skye was referred to a Psycho or Skyco, etc. You get the picture. She has her quirks and along the path to here (during one of those transition periods) she got spooked. Jean got her beyond that, and she has netted these ribbons as well as earned a Rally Novice Title. If only for the fun of it, you might want to get involved. You never know what might come of your adventure.
The more you do together the better. A Weim adjusted Weimaraner requires you to dig deep and grow along with them.