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Went to our first AKC Scent Work trial this weekend so just now getting back and catching up here. Short story, Asha had 4 runs each day, 8 total and Q'd in 7 of them. The NQ was totally my bad, so lesson learned there. There are 4 "elements": containers, buried, exteriors and interiors. Novice is Burch odor only. There were from 15 - 19 dogs in Novice A runs, and Asha managed to get a 1st and two 3rds out of her 7 Q's (Placements by time to find the hide). Yippie! I was really proud of her. Pictures later, no photographer at the trial, I'll get some with her ribbons now that we're home and post them later. Trial was held high on Mt. Lemmon north of Tucson - Holy Cow, what beautiful country that is! I had no idea that place was there. It was 105 degrees in Tucson and about 80 where the trial was.