Until his surgery, I had been teaching nosework to both R and Shyla. Then, R had to drop out to protect his elbow. He has done almost no nosework since early April, which is sad because he really loves it!
I thought that you might enjoy seeing a video of R and Shyla doing nosework yesterday. R was limited to the easier and low-height searches (no jumping for him yet). However it was super fun to see how FAST he remembered the game!!!
In the video, I was doing the searches with Shyla "blind" - meaning that the Runner hid them and I didn't know where they were. Normally, I hide them and then let the dogs search for them. It was my first time doing "blind" searches, and it was fun to see how obvious it was when Shyla found the scent!
I hope that you enjoy the video here or at Youtube.
If you have an underconfident dog like Shyla - notice how completely confident she is during nosework. She doesn't lean on me to help her. Instead, she confidently searches and succeeds! I think nosework is a great game for fearful dogs. Indeed, one of you (who shall remain nameless) suggested that I try nosework with Shyla. Thank you!
And thank goodness that R is on the mend.