|03-18-2014 12:51 PM|
I know a lady that tracks on the median of the highway! Her husband drops her off and circles around while she lays the track. then they go get coffee and come back, drop off the handler and dog, and then the husband circles around while they track. You do what you have to to reach your goals I suppose
|03-18-2014 12:12 PM|
|03-18-2014 12:03 PM|
|lhczth||Park, schools, my own land.|
|03-18-2014 11:50 AM|
You're good! I'm so not an early bird! Also most of the places I use are closed dusk-dawn so if it's too early (depends on time of year) I can't get in or will be sent away I've got one field where I work that's a decent size and isn't used a whole lot but it's tricky fitting in tracks when they often linger for 2 weeks!
|03-18-2014 11:47 AM|
|03-18-2014 11:46 AM|
I go early early, EARLY morning and use the cleanest area I can find in a local park.
The downside is somebody probably played soccer/baseball/football there yesterday. The upside is I NEVER had to teach crosstracks lol
At one point, we lived close to Fort Wadsworth which was just great! Lots of grass, and only one ball field. The rest was unused, until we found it! I think we had the best tracking there, and don't think we would have done so well on the 2 and 3 tracking without it
Basically I'll go at 5am, lay my track, go home, wait about an hour, get the dog, and run the track. Only a handful of times did I come back to a ruined track at that hour.
P.S. we used to live in NYC, now Denver. There are LOTS of nice places to track here hehe but totally different terrain.
|03-18-2014 09:24 AM|
|Liesje||I use sports fields at local parks but it's a pain, often they are in use or people stomp all over my tracks. Depending on the sports season, the ground might be clumps of clay and torn up grass (from cleats). My dog gets LOTS of turns in order to fit tracks in smaller spaces. I've scouted some farm land about 20-25 minutes away that would be nice but haven't yet been able to track down the owners and get permission. City tracking sucks unless you are doing little scent pads with a puppy!|
|03-18-2014 08:08 AM|
|David Taggart||You need a map of public walks Bike Trails, Walking Trails & Trail Maps | TrailLink you can drive to, or use public transport. You need a couple of friends to walk ahead of you to lay the track, or simply to walk so your dog can find them (it is better to start with someone your dog knows well). Or you can simply come to walk with your dog twice during the weekend, lay the track yourself. It is nice to have a manicured lawn, your dog needs it for different business.|
|03-18-2014 07:55 AM|
|GatorDog||Parks and other farm land that we have to hunt down and get permission to use.|
|03-18-2014 01:42 AM|
|deacon||I am retired military and live less than 5 minutes from the base. In addition I have an excellent repore with the K-9 section, they train with us weekly and allow us to use their facilities as well. I have all the grass, dirt and hard surfaces I need for my PSD teams to train on.|
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