First trail

Pocket sporting her first trailing harness.

Pocket sporting her first trailing harness.

K9 Pocket put on her trailing harness today for the first time.   Thank you to Terry McGauley and Nathalie Green who made Pocket's first official training a huge success. Terry started my girls many years ago and thank goodness she is here for Pocket as well.  

Terry McGauley meets K9 Pocket.   

Terry McGauley meets K9 Pocket.   

Pocket is my first puppy that I have trained as a seasoned search dog handler and I must say, it was too cool.  I watched Pocket start to use her nose instead of her eyes. And then she literally seemed to hit a scent walls at shade lines thrown from trees onto the sunny grass.  I know long ago Remy and Scout learned similarly as puppies, but  today was the first time I truly understood and appreciated the complexity and brilliance of a puppy learning to follow a scent trail.  Pocket's first trail felt like my first trail as well!!  And the partnership begins!