When your 14 year old dog earns his second Wag It Games Sniff It Title you are supposed to brag right? Shadow earned his fifth qualification in Search last night getting him his Search Wag It Games 1 Title.
So proud of this boy! He has only been working for a little over a year and a half and did not start until he was 12 years old, but he took to Sniff It and does it with joy and focus (mostly). When we were posing for our picture he wanted to go back and look in the tents some more which made me smile – even though he was totally ignoring his recall and doing what he wanted, what he wanted to do was work. That’s my boy!
And a private victory is Shadow did it while being polite among the other dogs, no barking or staring or kicking up a fuss, Shadow was there and ready to work and relaxed (mostly) around the other dogs. Time and patience do so much, and yes, old dogs clearly can learn new tricks.