Agile Paws Dog Sports had two representatives at the Odor Recognition Test in Whittier on October 18th. Daisy, Jessica Vallely’s 12 year-old Rat Terrier mix and my terrier mix, Ziggy. They both were tested on all three odors: birch, anise and clove.
Daisy passed anise and clove easily, but indicated the wrong box for birch. Maybe a little nerves in a new environment? Ziggy passed all three, but oddly would never show any interest in any of the warm up boxes.
Daisy is a Rat Terrier mix. Survivor of abuse, she was rescued and worked with abused children for five years. Feeling the need for a change, Daisy left to pursue her own interests in agility at the age of 10 and started Nose Work at 11.
Ziggy was found hanging out at a Nose Work workshop when we was only about 10 weeks old. He observed all day from the other side of the chainlink fence, but then decided he had had enough of just watching and found his way inside so he could join in on the fun. Unable to find his owners, he has joined the Wilson household.