Tracking Dogs, Dogs and Wildlife
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Finally Out Tracking Again!!!
Such a lingering winter, last Sunday we finally got down to business again. Emma just took her second corner of the little grass berm and works across pavement.
She worked so nicely through here, we're getting Tascha and Emma ready for spring test. After so long not able to work, she is doing great!!!
Perfectly moving across the hard surface dead on the track, which was aged about one hour. Nice work for both!
We did two tracks for Emma, one aged less, we each walked one of them. So it was a nice, fun and motivational start for her. Above she has just taken her first turn on grass, works around to the back of the building into a different scenario with wind, sun/shade, etc. before going out on the hard surface. She finds her first article on the grass and will turn after this onto the parking lot with two turns. Tascha and Emma did a great job on both tracks!
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.