|10-26-2013 03:47 PM|
Khan's track one week ago. 170 paces, 25' age
|10-24-2013 10:31 PM|
|poohbearsdad||Oh yes! Snow tracking can be so much fun for the dog. Great study opportunity to see what kinds of cross tracks you are dealing with. The better you can keep the dog on primary scent the better. Best of luck.|
|10-24-2013 10:19 PM|
Thank you PBD, I've been reading the old threads and have more ideas. At this point I think I'll just add a bit of distance and a bit of aging each week (different days). Also I need to work on dirt a bit more. Think it's time to start articles soon, I was reading on these boards about how the articles can be rewards, I hadn't remembered how pleased my previous dogs were to indicate them!!
When I did Schutzhund in Canada I just entered the CKC tracking trials when they were available. No different training - but then I'm not looking for the 95 - 100 score either. There are just so many more options it seems than 20 years ago.
Elise and Khan - who may get to track in snow next week, wonderful!
|10-23-2013 04:49 PM|
If you plan to do Schutzhund style tracking, best to get that out of the way first. From what I have heard, it is much harder to do the AKC/CKC style tracking first and then transition to IPO. Do you have access to someone who does Shutzhund tracking?
Try adding variations like differently aged tracks, articles, even cross tracks. Try a short track at a park if you want. But be aware that the schutzhund people do not do urban tracking as far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong on this). You want to push the limits gradually as he's still young. For working to a TD level, you want to be working towards 8-900 steps, several articles, and about a 2-3 hour age (this is overkill by the way). Hope this helps.
|10-23-2013 10:31 AM|
New and progression for puppy
For a 5 month old puppy, how much do I keep adding to distance, age etc.?
He's quite solid up to 300 paces, 30' age and 2-5 corners. No articles yet.
I do need to add some different surfaces - have been using just grass and stubble fields.
He's quite serious about the tracking and loves it, at only 5 months I'm paranoid I'll ask too much to soon! We track mostly 5 days a week.
Our goal is AKC/CKC and Schutzhund FH eventually. I haven't trained a tracking dog in 20 years, I'm a bit rusty and there are no clubs within a couple 100 miles.
Elise and Khan in Montana