To hold you by, Here are a couple of photos of a demo we did with our Search and Rescue team. This was our first, on the spot, working demo and Peanut worked like a champ. A group of 30 people standing there, all talking, and she couldn't care at all about them. She's an awesome dog.
The first run of the day, I didn't know what to expect so I had my boyfriend lay a short trail for her so she had a familiar scent to go on, Knowing a scent makes it easier in a new situation, and when you are doing a demo, you know showing off your skills, you don't want to leave anything to chance. She didn't need the help, that girl blew through it like it was nothing.
The second on of the day we picked someone from the crowd to go find. My Boyfriend and the woman walked off so I couldn't hear what they were doing and they both left together and then went two different ways so Peanut had to choose the correct path. She did and did it all without problem. It was a fantastic demo with a wonderful dog!
Talking to the crowd
Keeping Peanut from cheating while they walked their trail by doing ticks!
The start (doing a "Scent Inventory" letting her find all the scents in the starting area so Peanut knows what scent to look for when we start)
She's on the trail!
And the find and reward (FOOD!)
Saying Hello to her fans!