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03-06-2014 03:48 AM
gabyeddo I think she might be. I've never had her check for that. Anyway she her 2nd scent pad today. And I wonder if I should do scent pad on grass for next time, or should stay with dirt for now?

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03-04-2014 07:21 PM
onyx'girl Is your dog sensitive to foods/change? I use many things on the track, change it up often. String cheese,natural balance rolls, cat kibble~he's raw fed so keeping him interested in bait is a challenge for me. Especially when ant season hits....I seldom bait the tracks, but do reward him at the articles.
03-04-2014 07:09 PM
gabyeddo Okay, that was my fault then. I'll mix the treat and kibble to train her. So, she will get use to them. Is that a good idea?

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03-04-2014 05:10 PM
Castlemaid Since the bait in the scent pad was something different then her usual kibble, I'm willing to bet the loose poops were from that, and not from the dirt.
03-04-2014 03:21 PM
gabyeddo So, another question is that should expect loose poop when you start a pup in tracking?
She got her nose pretty low that when she finished, she dirt all over her nose.

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03-04-2014 03:17 PM
gabyeddo Thank you,
She's on orejin large pup. I use this for obedience too, but the scent pad I used wellness grain free treat cut into 20 small pieces.

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03-04-2014 01:12 PM
onyx'girl Has she ever had the food you used before? It may have been the food, too much to eat, or the dirt.
When we do scent pads, we don't let them find every last piece, but pull the pup away while they still want more. Then put pup up in crate for a bit to process the session.
If you are using high value bait, it may be a bit rich for the pups digestive system...if your pup has really good food drive, just use the kibble(if you feed kibble) and use the meals for training.
03-04-2014 01:04 PM
gabyeddo My pup had a first try on scent pad yesterday morning. She got the last piece of food in kinda muddy dirt.
In the evening she had loose poop. I'm not sure if these two related. Any thought?

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03-03-2014 08:39 PM
HarleyTheGSD Nope. You may get your titles a bit later than you wanted/expected, depending on how fast your dog picks it up, but you'll get there!
03-03-2014 08:21 PM
lhczth Yeah, I got LB started and haven't been able to track since. No going to any spring events this year with any of my dogs since we can't track.
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