We did it! NW3 Elite!!! I am so over the moon and unbelievably proud of this girl. This is a huge accomplishment for us and something we have been working on since 2017 when we earned her NW2 and trialing at the NW3 level since 2019. I have been working to personally earn an NW3 with a dog since 2015. Eloise is only the 4th Swedish Vallhund to ever earn this title and I’m the 3rd SV handler to earn it.
Eloise is an amazing dog to work with in Nose Work and she makes us both look good. Her drive and confidence never fails to amaze me. She’s made me a better handler and I’m so happy to have her as my partner.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me on this journey. Thank you to our trainers Darcy Larkin, Teah Anders, Betty Scattini, and Ivy Underdahl for your skilled and thoughtful training all these years. Of course huge thanks to Ingrid Nilsson Low and Ivy Dan Underdahl for trusting me with this amazing little grey dog. Thank you to everyone who has encouraged and cheered for us along the way, as well as those who have held and worked all the trials over the years. You are all such an important part of our story and we couldn’t have done it without your support.
I’m looking forward to this new chapter and can’t wait to enter our first Elite trial! But first some very well deserved rest and some extra special treats for my extra special Elite Eloise!