Julia earned her first National Association of Canine Scent Work NW3 Title. Super proud of my girl. She worked so hard.
The trial was held at the North Fork Girl Scout Camp in Middleburg, Florida on Sunday, December 9, 2018, and hosted by the K-9 Obedience Club of Jacksonville.
There was a 100% chance of rain that day so I knew it was going to be a challenging trial. It rained the entire hour drive over from the hotel to the trial site and continued raining (pretty heavy at times) all morning until about noon. It was a muddy, mushy mess.
At check-in, the officials had made the decision that there would be no walk-through of any search element sites. They tried describing each element as best they could. There was also the decision made that each dog/handler team would drive to each search site by car. I've never heard of either such thing but knew the officials were doing the best they could given the situation and that everyone was in the same boat, literally.
The day consisted of containers and interiors in the morning, then exteriors and vehicles in the afternoon. Thanks to the K-9 Obedience Club of Jacksonville for hosting the event. You all did a terrific job.