This dog’s nose is incredible! Rita set up a great training trail in the village of Hancock, yesterday that we ran today. We ran this blind and did very well. Rita gave me the following scenario: Alzheimer’s patient last seen out in front of the senior citizen home and the search team got called in, 21 hours after the subject has gone missing.
I scented Maya and we went to work. She circled in front of the senior citizen home for three or four times then we advanced down Leonard St. making a left onto Vestal Ave. continuing on across School St. down the grassy hill in front of the school, this was an area where scent had been blown down the hill due to the prevailing wind in this very open area and the over night downhill drift. She marched transversing the hill around to the north side of the school and behind the tennis courts to the front parking, where there was a lot of scent drag westward and as soon as she got around a building she gave me a negative and we crossed E Main St. to end in a small parking lot near Center St. Absolutely amazing! Great! With our casting and mild overshots we went .84 miles in 21 minutes to completion. At our most distant point we were 75 yards off the track. I walked with Maya back to the truck at the start with a the must proud thoughts a handler and dad could have.