Judges: Tapio Eerola and Anu Hatunpää
In the first test Erin got to play with Tapio. She had a great grip, as usual.
The second test was a bit scary. We had to stand while a weird statue was dragged from bushes. When Erin sniffed the statue and got used to it, we had to walk away and back again to see, if Erin had any reaction to the object.
Third test was a random attacker. Anu jumped from the back of the trailer and tried to attack. Erin showed protection behavior but she was a bit slow to calm down. Then I had to leave Erin with Anu and go back to Tapio and call Erin. She stayed with Anu peacefully and came when I called as supposed to.
Fourth test had a lot of spooking. I had to walk past a jumping bag-person. Erin startled so that she ran into me and I almost fell over. Then we had to turn around and walk back to the jumping bag-person. Erin was very suspicious of it. Next was the falling barrel while walking away.
Fifth test was in the dark trailer. I had to go inside the trailer with Anu and Tapio stayed outside with Erin. Then I had to call Erin. I was seated to the end of the totally dark trailer with labyrinth of hanging foil. I had to be very quiet and Erin was supposed to find me. She found me quite quickly.
Sixth test. I had to put Erin on a very short leash attached to the building and go away, so she couldn't see me. Then came Tapio with a stick and threatened Erin.
Seventh test was gunshot sensitivity. We had to walk and then there was a very loud gunshot. We had to keep walking and stop. Second gunshot. To my surprise Erin started to bark after the second shot. Usually she is quite indifferent about gunshots.