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Old 04-09-2012, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Our first tracking lesson

Benny and I had our first tracking lesson today with Julia Priest. She laid a straight line track about 20 yards while I held Benny on a long line and let him watch. He quickly and easily followed the track . Then we put him in the car and he watched while I laid the track. Again he quickly followed it and reached the jack pot at the end. Benny seemed to think "What; I get to pull her, keep my nose on on the ground and eat stuff and rewarded for it? If I am dreamin don't wake me!"

Julia said he did very well and should progress quickly. I will be laying tracks on my own, gradually increasing the length, not letting Benny see, letting them sit for 15 minutes. We will have another lesson in about a week and a half.

It is really cool to see a dog do what comes so naturally to them. I like that it is a job he can do even into his senior years. Julia wants me set a goal of putting a TD on him next year.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Frank and I have our first Tracking lesson April 28th, I've never done any tracking training, but I've had several people tell me I should try to title him in it.
You're making me anxious to get started!
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tracking is great for dogs that may have reactivity, because they don't have to worry about anything but where their nose leads them. Enjoy it, lucky you have a great trainer to learn with!
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sound like you both had fun!! Molly and I are starting tracking tomorrow for the first time I can't wait
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds great, and FUN!!!
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