Got in from work today and started to play with the dog in the back yard when i saw 2 small dogs outside my gate with no owner. I put my dog inside and went out to see if i could get to the dogs and give their owners a call saying i have got them! Next thing i know they see me and bolt in different directions, needless to say i went in search for them but they lost me! I kept walking around for about and hour or so before i saw somebody with a leash but no dog. Apparently they had lost a little dog that fit the description of one of the lost dogs. I had an idea in mind and thought i would try it. We have been teaching Tia to track scents etc as its a skill i think is amazing, plus she enjoys it and keeps her interested and stimulated. We let her sniff the lead for a good couple of minutes and went to the place i last saw the 2 dogs together. After a while she picked up a scent and away she went pulling me along the walk path! 5 minutes later we catch up with one of the dogs and its the person's dog! The owner reckoned we wouldn't get near her and asked if i could let Tia go and distract her (play). As soon as she was of the leash away she went and caught up with the dog. Unfortunately we didn't find the second dog I hope that it finds its way home or somebody finds it!
As the title said how good are dog noses!