Laura Uran and Darwin obtained the UKC Advanced Container Nose work title on 9/8/2019 in Omaha, NE. The host club was Companion Dog Club Partners in Omaha. Darwin passed each run for his title.
This is Darwin’s 17th title this year (2019) since April. The titles have come from multiple venues and disciplines.
–Photo credit Doug Neal
PTE PTM PTS PTA PTN NN NI NC CV NE
Sandy Creek Ripple Effect
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Lovingly known as Darwin showing off his Nose work skills. He is very accomplished for his young age.
Owned and trained by Laura Uran of Nebraska.
Sired by Wanna Be Man In Black (We call him Super Trooper)
Dam: Sandy Creeks Fabuluken Lady
Darwin just turned 2 in May.
Darwin at 10 months. Started Scent detection type training at 4 months.
On 2/17 and 2/18/2018 He was entered in a UKC Nosework Trial. (Target scent detection). The trial was held in Council Bluffs, IA on Sunshine Obedience School’s grounds and it was full. It was a two day, 4 trial show, however, I entered him only in trial 1 so he could do 4 searches, then get out and home to play and recover. It was Darwin’s first official show in anything. Placements were separated by hundredths of a second on time.
Over the weekend he ended up passing four Pre-trials – Novice, Advanced, Superior and Masters (these are considered a title by UKC and go in front of the dog’s name. ) PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM. For non-Nosework people, these are container search tests with no distractions used to see if the dog recognizes and will indicate the odor tested. Each level has a required target odor – Novice is birch. Advanced is Anise. Superior is Clove and Master is Myrrh. They must be passed before the team can go into individual element searches.
He also passed all of his Novice Interior searches and Novice container searches and has titles in both (NC and NI)
Total: 2 Individual Element search titles (containers and Interior) and 4 PT titles – 6 passes – all searches with placements.
He is now PTM NI NC Sandy Creek Ripple Effect, S.T.A.R. Puppy.
September 13, 2017
Darwin passed his AKC S.T.A.R. puppy class. 🙂
Dick and Laura