Working Trials

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  1. Dizzy

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    Does anyone compete in working trials? This is something I am considering for Fred... never done, watched or even considered it before, but want to give everything a go and decide which one we gel with :D Plus I know the trainer we're seeing competes with her dogs, which I suppose helps.
     
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    Like hunting trials?
     
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    Err... No. There's 3 sections. Nosework, agility and control. Based on police work, but done for competition.
     
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    Ah, no input from me then, I don't believe we have that here in the US. Very interesting!

    Closest here I'm guessing would be IPO, which is tracking, obedience, and protection.
     
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    There's no protection element I don't think. To be honest I was hoping someone would be able to give me some insight!!!
     
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    It sounds like 3 day eventing, but for dogs :p

    What is the control part? I figured that was protection, but guess not! lol
     
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    I was going to at one point ... But I'm not entirely sure how to teach tracking so I ended up not doing it. Unfortunately that's the closet I ever got to it although they're brilliant to watch! You should go for it especially if you've got a good trainer!
     
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    That's definitely not what I was expecting!

    Your nosework is our tracking. Our nosework is more like bomb detection without the bombs, dog is off-leash to find a "source".

    The agility is not like what our agility is, but I believe the UK has an agility sport that is very very much like what our normal agility is, which is a times obstacle course.

    The control section is really interesting.
     
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    We have agility, and its not what the trials do.... Normal agility lol. Might try agility too... Need to find our niche!
     

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