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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Trust Does a Long Awaited Field Track!
Trust has not done a field track for at least two years. I took her to the class today with me as a treat to get out into the field. I wanted the class to see how she worked a "real track" as well. Trust was ecstatic even though she had a three hour wait. I laid her track first, (there was a dead animal almost directly on the first leg, as I came up out of a ditch, and after the class, Trust went on the track. Everyone followed so they could watch her corners, articles, work ethic.
Above she just took her first corner onto the second leg.
She has completed three legs, found one of her three articles, and turned left at this corner, with two legs to go.
Her last leg went up a hill to the final article near an exit from the field. Here she sits at her final article. Her reward was visiting with everyone and being fawned over! I'm so glad I planned this for her, she worked like she had no layoff from tracking in fields.
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.