Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Track No. 2 today - Fantastic Emma!
What a beautiful scene for Emmas' track! She was working in a field with short, sparse grass, mixed with tufts of clover. It was so terribly dry, still no rain once again, and the ground is like cement. Emma hasn't done too much for a while, and she did a fantastic track.
Her first article was on her 4th leg and she just dove on it. What a good little dog she is!
Emma just bounced up the tangly ditch, across the road, and is heading down into the ditch on the other side. No problem, she says!!!
Emma has retrieved her final article to Tascha and is all ready to play fetch now.
Emma is waiting for her cheese rewards and then will demand many more retrieves with the glove....which is almost as big as she is...
We train/compete in various dog sports, but Tracking has been my main interest since 1994. Five of my dogs have earned TDX titles,Trust has now earned her UTDX which gives her the title of a Canadian Tracking Champion!!! And Now!! Blast has just earned his Tracking Champion title after passing his UTDX Oct.21/12 at just 3 years of age! Blast earned his UTD, TDX and UTDX all in 2012, quite a feat! Tank is working towards the elusive UTDX in 2013. One of the most special is still our little rescued sheltie earning a TD at nearly fifteen years old! I offer tracking classes each spring and am very proud of my students who have earned titles. I've also done tracking seminars on occasion, usually aimed at beginners. I am a CKC Tracking Rep. for Northern Ont. as well as a CKC Canine Good Neighbour Evaluator.
We have been visiting a local nursing home weekly, when possible, for over six years, but presently have taken a reprieve from this.
Time spent with the dogs walking/running on our property is probably our most enjoyable activity. I also offer private in-home training to assist pet owners and their dogs/puppies.