Local Kennel Club Hosts AKC Scent Work Trial | Lifestyles


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The local Napa Valley Dog Training Club hosted an AKC-sanctioned scent work trial on April 17-18. The dogs included were of all breeds and ages, from as far away as Nevada. The trial president was Mary Ash, of Napa, the trial secretary was Donna Golemon, of Napa, and the judges were Pat Moffitt and Kelly Boyer. The trials consisted of challenges such as container searches, searches of exterior areas, searches of interior rooms and burial searches, in three levels of competition, novice, advanced and excellent. During testing, dogs are required to find specific birch, anise, and clove scents and alert their owners.

The placement ribbons awarded to members of the local club were as follows:

Marcie Neller from Saint Helena with Mia

Novice B Containers – Second Place

Novice B Indoor – Second place

Novice B Away – Fourth place

Novice B – Raised at the Saturday test

Marjorie Vulk from Napa with Camellia:

Novice A Interior – Fourth place

Linda Luchsinger from Napa with Lola

Novice A Away – Second place

Christy Rose de Vallejo with Cosmo

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