I decided today to work the pups for one last time on a track. They’ve all shown they have good noses, and I wanted to give them a real go today. Wow! They blew me away!
I took Calvin first and I kid you not, this dog has the very best nose. His natural ability is an amazing thing.
I put him down and let him find the track and then stood back while he kept his nose down and followed it to the end where I had buried a deer hide under the leaves. Then I let his shake it and play with it.
Next up was Schnapps. She bounded out, sniffed around a little before merrily making her way along.
Her attitude is lighter than Calvin, who is quite serious in his quest, but she was just as successful.
Both Wally and Fenway did just fine with this, but I have not worked them as hard, knowing that they are going to a pet home. I use this time mostly as a game time for them.
They do have great noses, and like Schnapps, they are full of fun.
Curt was last and he got right over to the track and followed it along.
Nose down he sniffed and sniffed and when he got to the end he grabbed the deer hide and shook as if it were a play toy!
I repeated this one more time for each puppy later in the day. It’s a fun thing to do with them and they loved the game .
Friday the pups go to get their Health Certificates and then over the week end one by one they leave me. Only Curt will be hanging out until the 21st.