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Yesterday 02:56 PM
Steve Strom Thats great, you're learning ways to work with your dogs, not fighting against things. Now you'll be able to really enjoy them.
Yesterday 02:53 PM
glowingtoadfly I have also noticed a marked decrease in reactivity on walks for Grim and a marked increase in sniffing behaviors since starting tracking. Skadi also sniffs much more on walks. I love tracking so far!
Yesterday 02:48 PM
Steve Strom Oh, you were walking the track with her. Its not dependent on a harness or collar, but yeah, letting them work on their own and removing what could be conflict with you as the handler. How you approach the track, everything. Too bad Ivan's website doesn't seem to work anymore. His video on it is worth the 20 bucks.
Yesterday 02:45 PM
glowingtoadfly Skadi excited to do bitework:
Yesterday 02:39 PM
glowingtoadfly I was told by some of my peers on a day the instructor wasn't there that it was okay to walk a circle track with Grim, and that I didn't need to lay more than one scent pad in the track. Actually, you are supposed to put them on a long line or let them free to discover the circle track on their own, and lay scent pads at 12, 3, 6, and 9 on the circle track and lay hotdog pieces in the toe, instep, and then heel of alternating footsteps so the dog learns to sniff the whole footstep.
Yesterday 02:34 PM
Steve Strom How were you doing a circle track wrong?
Yesterday 02:26 PM
glowingtoadfly It has been brought to my attention by my trainer that I was doing a circle track wrong. Our long lead and harness for proper circle tracking are Grim's Christmas present. He also received a water bottle buddy. Skadi got a ring ball and a dog backpack to increase her endurance during bitework. She goes in very intense and gets tired quickly.
Yesterday 12:51 PM
glowingtoadfly Grim was able to pass another dog on the other side of the street while completely focusing on me in a perfect heel yesterday. Of course I was shoveling hotdogs mixed with kibble down his throat at a rapid rate. No barking, no pulling, no crazy rodeo Grim!
12-13-2014 01:33 PM
I done goofed and now I'm covered in fluff and very confused.

12-08-2014 10:47 AM
glowingtoadfly On an unrelated note, Grim was walking, muzzled, with my parents' lab hound mix, Sebastian ( I have found that the muzzle helps with Grim's dog reactivity). Grim was doing fine and even tried to initiate play with Sebastian. Until he pooped. Sebastian then went over to sniff the poo, and Grim barked and lunged at him in a classic resource guarding response. Grim then went back to walking normally with a loose leash. What a weird boy! " My poop is MY resource!" Grim never does this with Skadi, but she is a dainty lady who hates it when her ball even touches poop.
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