|Jedi works that nose|
I've shared that Jedi and I took a few Nose Work classes last year. It's something that we enjoyed and I like the thought of going further. K-9 is hosting a seminar in November, and I made sure to sign up right away. Rumor has it that K-9 will be hosting a Nose Work trial very soon. A venue has been chosen and final details are being hammered out as we speak. [Insert squeals of delight here.]
|Jedi works that ring|
I've gone back and forth over this for several weeks now. I feel that attending the IABCA shows is the better choice. As I mentioned previously, the critiques made there may affect the rest of Jedi's conformation career. However, the biggest frustration is that if we ditch conformation, Nose Work is the route I want to take. Again GRRR. And I've looked, there are only two other ORT opportunities in Florida between October and January. Both of them are a 250+ mile trip -- not easy for a dog who doesn't like to travel.
So, what's a girl to do? I don't know. Keep looking? Trust it'll all work out? Pray? Swear and throw a hissy fit? (My personal favorite.) Again, I don't really know what to do. But I'll keep you posted on how it turns out. Wish us luck. -- K