Because it's been so snowy and cold, I continued with nosework with R this week rather than taking extra excursions outdoors. We progressed to me hiding the "source" (a q-tip with birch oil in a small tin) anywhere in a room. I ask our Black Dog to "search" and he does. I don't hide it in tricky places yet... but I was amazed how he remembered this game so well from years ago.
One of my favorite parts is that he's so excited to get started searching that sometimes he forgets to actually start! That happened in the short clip that I'm sharing with you today. Enjoy our goofball's happiness. I hope that it makes you smile like it makes me smile.
PS Hachi is barking in the background. We had workers in the house doing drywall, and Hachi was really anxious about them. That's why he was barking. He's normally a reasonably quiet dog.
PPS I hope that you have a smiling Black Dog Sunday!