Awesome!!! Nosework is GREAT for shy dogs and those that are a little tentative. I know a number of dogs who it has really brought out of their shell and increased confidence!'' We never went far enough with Pixel to get her on odor (just TOO many classes, TOO many sports, TOO much $$$!!!
But here are a couple of videos from her one set of nose work classes... so similar to what Mario will start with:
In this one, you will here the instructor saying "she's not wrong..." when she leaves the search area. That's because she had picked up the scent of the treats in my black&white treat bag. The other thing that is obvious is that she's too smart! She is clearly WATCHING Michele put the hide out, and knows exactly where to go without using her nose in the second and third search. (it's interesting but not that many dogs will do that)
So... The NEXT time, I kept my back turned, so she couldn't SEE Michele putting the hides down.\, and she actually used her NOSE to find them!