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Bugguy

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Indoor competition.... Barn Hunting. The dogs must locate several rats enclosed in tubes hidden under hay bales in a set amount of time. Two rats in 1 min. 30 sec. and 4 rats in 2 min. 30 sec. Ruby found her two rats by smell in 38 sec. She advanced to the 4-rat class and located them in 1 mini. 18 sec. BTW... there are two tubes of rat litter also hidden and if the dog go for them, they're disqualified.

Launch:
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Take-off:
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Enthusiasm:
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Smell:
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Target accomplished:
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All great fun for dog and owner. For rat... not so much.
 

Woodtroll

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Indoor competition.... Barn Hunting. The dogs must locate several rats enclosed in tubes hidden under hay bales in a set amount of time. Two rats in 1 min. 30 sec. and 4 rats in 2 min. 30 sec. Ruby found her two rats by smell in 38 sec. She advanced to the 4-rat class and located them in 1 mini. 18 sec. BTW... there are two tubes of rat litter also hidden and if the dog go for them, they're disqualified.

Launch: View attachment 573278

Take-off: View attachment 573279

Enthusiasm:
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Smell:
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Target accomplished:
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All great fun for dog and owner. For rat... not so much.

That does look like fun. What breed is Ruby? She's a good-looking dog, even if she's a "non-specific" breed - I'm no snob. ;)
 

Bugguy

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That does look like fun. What breed is Ruby? She's a good-looking dog, even if she's a "non-specific" breed - I'm no snob. ;)
We had her DNA checked... she's >80% Australian Kelpie - basically a cattle/herding dog. She started a tracking program and we'd have her herding if it wasn't so darn expensive to find a trainer with a herd of something, i.e. goats, sheep, geese, cats, etc. My weird daughter aspires for her to be a cadaver dog.
 

Woodtroll

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We had her DNA checked... she's >80% Australian Kelpie - basically a cattle/herding dog. She started a tracking program and we'd have her herding if it wasn't so darn expensive to find a trainer with a herd of something, i.e. goats, sheep, geese, cats, etc. My weird daughter aspires for her to be a cadaver dog.

I'd not heard of that breed before, thank you. In my experience herding dogs usually have strong personalities but they are smart critters!
 

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