I was fortunate enough to accompany the K9 Brain Training team on another scent training day at the Madejski Stadium with expert tuition coming from Georgina and guest instructor Wesley Visscher. It’s always a privilege to see these dogs being put through their paces, hunting out scents in such a vast arina.
The dogs come from far and wide and from many breeds, and they all have their individual strengths but it was great to see the instructors getting the most from them all.
A large stadium with its steep lines of folding chairs can look imposing to anyone but the dogs seemed to take it all in their stride, coping marvelously with the unusual location.
Some were very laid back…
… and others very keen to get on as fast as they were able.
What was obvious, was that regardless of their skill levels, both dogs and owners had a most rewarding weekend.