Three Hides, High Wind
Iona and I were practicing three hide searches today in preparation for an AKC excellent trial this coming weekend. Danielle set these hides for us and I did not know where they were. The conditions were a little unique for Santa Barbara, the wind was high, and this area was sheltered, forming quite a lot of swirling. You can see Iona caught the first and second hides quickly. However she started to cast about pretty wide for the third hide and I brought her back into the search area. The most interesting moment in the search occurred at 0:55 when she stuck her nose in a hole and paused for a second. At the time, it was really obvious to me that this was not an alert and I did not call it. However, when I watch this video, it does not seem all that obvious. Why do you think that I didn’t blurt “alert” on this one?