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Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   11-17-2015, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Ilka got to go tracking last Friday, and Leo got...

Ilka got to go tracking last Friday, and Leo got to go today.

Ilka's second track from Friday. It's approximately 115 yards (105 m). with a single right turn, and goes across a concrete driveway...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   05-07-2015, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Thumbs up Feedback on FDSA tracking class

I am absolutely LOVING the method taught by Lucy Newton in the FDSA class. It really seems to be working with my crew. I haven't been able to do as much as I'd hoped (got sick and once I started...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   03-21-2015, 10:53 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
The girls and I are going to be taking this class...

The girls and I are going to be taking this class Fenzi Dog Sports Academy - TR101: Foundation Tracking 1 (http://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/index.php/courses/17) at bronze in the upcoming...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   01-28-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Rosemary
Oh, dear, I'm not sure I want to talk about my...

Oh, dear, I'm not sure I want to talk about my tracking (or lack thereof). I was like "Yes! School is starting back up, I'll be able to get back to tracking and walking the dogs!". Hah! My son had a...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-05-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Rosemary
Ugh. we haven't been tracking in ages. I really...

Ugh. we haven't been tracking in ages. I really need to get it in gear if I want to get these two certified in time for the November tests.
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   04-16-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Rosemary
Both Ilka and Leo act like maniacs. Sounds like...

Both Ilka and Leo act like maniacs. Sounds like you are doing a good job with him, since he so desperately WANTS to track.
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   03-14-2014, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Rosemary
Congratulations of the pass. Sounds like you had...

Congratulations of the pass. Sounds like you had a really tough draw for the other track, though. I'm going to have to go back an reread the rules, to make sure I understand what you're talking about...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   01-03-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Well, evidently a Canine Partners/All American...

Well, evidently a Canine Partners/All American dog has passed the new Tracking Dog Urban test, and the world hasn't ended. How about that? The way tracking people on facebook and Yahoo groups were...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   10-10-2013, 11:56 AM
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Posted By Rosemary
Try checking out some of the other parks. There's...

Try checking out some of the other parks. There's probably at least one that would be usable. Destin, FL - Official Website (http://www.cityofdestin.com/Facilities.aspx?page=list&search=1&CID=2)...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   09-19-2013, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Jonesy'sMom, I use various city parks for...

Jonesy'sMom, I use various city parks for tracking practice. I've also got my eye on a couple of vacant lots for when we start working in heavier cover.
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   09-13-2013, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Rosemary
I'm training on my own with help from DT and...

I'm training on my own with help from DT and books. :) We started about this time last year. However, she probably only did a few dozen tracks before we took a break over the summer. These are tracks...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   09-12-2013, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
My poor baby... I totally over-challenged her...

My poor baby... I totally over-challenged her today. :( (Bad mommy!) It was in the 90's, the wind would eddy every so often, and to add injury to insult, she got a mouthful of ants when they got to...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   09-10-2013, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Rosemary
48 yards=43.89 meters 108 yards=98.76 meters ...

48 yards=43.89 meters
108 yards=98.76 meters

I am judging distances based on my normal stride of ~24" per stride.

To pass her certification and TD test, she will have to do a 440 to 500 yard...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   09-09-2013, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Ilka did a couple of tracks today, and I'm very...

Ilka did a couple of tracks today, and I'm very pleased with her. The first rack was about 73 paces (so around 146 feet, or 48 yards), baited at the start, 10 paces out, and at each of two articles....
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   09-04-2013, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Oaky, we've been tracking twice now since school...

Oaky, we've been tracking twice now since school started. I've just been doing scent pads with Leo, and will wait to get her solidly working them before advancing on to short tracks. As for Ilka,...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   08-13-2013, 08:43 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Well, I decided to do a bit of article indication...

Well, I decided to do a bit of article indication training with Ilka today. I bought a leather wallet (a very common AKC article), and the little stinker learned after two indications how to open it...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   08-07-2013, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Disco, congrats on knowing how to crochet. :D...

Disco, congrats on knowing how to crochet. :D That is the basic crochet chain stitch, minus the crochet hook.
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   08-03-2013, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Okay.... tracking lines. What do you use, what...

Okay.... tracking lines. What do you use, what are its pros and cons, and how do you keep them from getting tangled all to heck when you're not using them? I'm currently using a 30' cotton web line,...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-21-2013, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Okay, I had nothing better to do today except...

Okay, I had nothing better to do today except laundry, and who wants to do that? So I played around on the computer, and finally found the AKC event statistics for 2012. There were a grand total of 3...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-17-2013, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Okay, I have another question. Do you...

Okay, I have another question. Do you (collective) lay your own tracks, or do you have someone else lay a track for you? I've read where some dogs do their TD test with only having done one or two...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-11-2013, 08:59 AM
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  Sticky: IPO tracking thread
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Posted By Rosemary
There are currently five tests (that's just in...

There are currently five tests (that's just in Texas) between now and the end of the year. However, before you can enter, your dog has to be certified. That means that a licensed judge has to udge...
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-11-2013, 01:04 AM
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Posted By Rosemary
Well, Ilka and I need to get to work. As of...

Well, Ilka and I need to get to work. As of January 1, 2014, All American dogs with Canine Partners listings are eligible for AKC tracking. :dancing_3 :fireworks:
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-10-2013, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
Not to mention two Maltese and a Papillion. Not...

Not to mention two Maltese and a Papillion. Not exactly breeds you think of when you think "tracking dog".
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   07-10-2013, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
There's a loooong list of invitees for the AKC...

There's a loooong list of invitees for the AKC National Tracking Invitational. http://images.akc.org/pdf/events/tracking/national_invitational/2013/invitees.pdf There is only one Dobe, though. :eek:
Forum: Obedience, Agility, and Working Sports   06-18-2013, 06:05 PM
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Posted By Rosemary
I post here, too, and I haven't done IPO...

I post here, too, and I haven't done IPO tracking. I haven't even had any "formal" tracking lessons, just muddled about a bit on my own. :) If and when I do tracking, it will probably wind up being...
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