Join Date: Nov 2007
Dogs Name: Rexy (RIP) Cheers: Goldgrove Cheers Diversha, Wally:Goldgrove Forever Yours, Jules
Titles: Rexy:CDX,WAC,CGC Cheers:CDX,NA,NAJ; Wally : AKC CH, CDX, BN,RA,NJP,ROM Jules:AKC CH,CD, BN,RN
Dogs Age: 8 yrs, 6 yrs, 2yrs
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I took an AKC tracking seminar and it is more air scenting, while the Schutzhund method (I prefer) is nose to the ground in every footstep. I do not do Schutzhund but really like their progression in teaching a dog to track.
I tracked with GSD people in VA and they started by stepping on a piece of hotdog every footstep for only about 20'. Then bring the dog out and say your word...find,track, etc....track to the end...praise like crazy. The take hot dog every other step, introduce corners, lengthen track, etc.
I haven't done this in a decade, but my Dobe at the time loved it. Definitely get with someone who is experienced.