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Old 08-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Tracking vs. Nosework???

London and I are interested in expanding our skills. There are 2 upcoming classes in our area. One is K9 NOSEWORK and the other is AKC TRACKING. I just don't know which one to dive into. The NOSEWORK trainer informed me that I should select one and stick with it until London has mastered that particular skill. She said they are so different and that it may confuse London to learn both in a relatively short period of time.
I can see where she is coming from.
My question now is WHICH ONE????? They both appear so interesting.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nosework looks fun, but I'd rather do the AKC tracking...more challenging? I don't do either~I do IPO tracking. If I had to choose, trail/tracking vs searching out scents would be more fun for ME...not sure what my dog would want.
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I think I would start with tracking first, particularly with fall coming up. Once a dog learns to look for odor in the air it is harder to get them to search for ground odor so it seems. I like tracking. Basic TD and TDX stuff is not so hard and VST is very interesting
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. I was leaning toward the TRACKING. It does seem more fun.
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I do Nosework and did a tracking seminar. I think Nosework is more fun, but tracking is definitely more challenging. I like that I can grab the Nosework odor and stop on our walk and practice at a store or a park- or practice for 5 minutes at home.
Mikko didn't seem to have a problem moving from air scenting to ground scenting and neither the Nosework trainer nor the tracking trainer thought it would negatively affect the other training. Although both involved smelling, they are two different games.
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I do Nosework and did a tracking seminar. I think Nosework is more fun, but tracking is definitely more challenging. I like that I can grab the Nosework odor and stop on our walk and practice at a store or a park- or practice for 5 minutes at home.
Mikko didn't seem to have a problem moving from air scenting to ground scenting and neither the Nosework trainer nor the tracking trainer thought it would negatively affect the other training. Although both involved smelling, they are two different games.
I see you live in FL - where do you train? - if you don't mind me asking?
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