2 Titles this weekend
#1
Draco earned a second title this weekend
He got his SDDA Excellent as well as the Advance and took first place again
Feeling Grateful 
I just trained the Thyme on Draco, without any training for Excellent I threw him in.
He went above and beyond.
Today when seeing the containers, I knew Draco could have fun, in true Draco style.  I am glad I chose to let him.   He flip over the hides and had a riot.   So we got penalized for a disturbing the search area.  It was worth it.
Straight into the Exterior search he found the first hide quite quickly.   After a good search, he was done.   It had been a long weekend.   He in Draco style demonstrated this to me by stepping in front of me and started barking at me.
I just needed him to find that last hide to Title.   I asked him to search on.  Why should he,  he didn't know or care about the ribbons and rosettes.   But he dug deep and got his head back in the search and with 30 secs left on the clock found that hide.    There is only one reason he went that extra mile and that was I asked him to.
I am truly humbled and deeply honoured at his selfless loyalty
Way to Go my wild boy, Way to Go


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#2
What an exciting moment, you must be very proud! Great job to you both, definitely deserved. Cheer
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Cheer Bouncing Greenstars Party

I am so excited for you, I can feel the thrill . You guys inspire me to get cracking myself. I can so imagine how good Draco is at scent work, huge potential with the GSD x BC. Well done for helping him shine, it's team work and I am sure you did some pretty fine handling as well.
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#4
Congratulations to you both. Doing such a good job is always nice but to have the time of your life doing it is the cherry on top. 
Way to go Draco.  Yahoo
Linda

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#5
What a good good boy! How fun for you! Congratulations!
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#6
What was also fantastic, 6 of my students and dogs went up. All Titled on the first day and we had a couple of first and a second places. I was soooo overwhelmed to see and feel their joy.
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#7
That's awesome! I'm so excited for you!
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#8
Great job! Good boy.
Gotta love 'em.
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#9
Congrats! Great work Smile There arnt many trials around here so we are waiting for the next one to tackle the excellent level. I have a hard time wrapping my head around the interior search ...
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#10
Interiors are our best element

Containers are the most challenging. Draco likes to rush a search area, which is great because he moves air, but it makes for an ugly container search, lol.
If I allow him to do it his way, I have to remember where we have called.
I get penalized for inconsistent search.
If I "force" a detailed search it is not pretty. I get penalized for rough handling the the dog and dog disregards handler. Lol.

I have decided to allow him to search his way. SDDA do like a steady dog who searches methodically.
So I will get penalized. Once he has swept a search area he will let me guide him.

I have to go over 5hours for the nearest trial
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