zahnburg, great track by your dog.
i might as well throw one of my questions out there now, since we are getting some responses here. right now i have bailey doing 75-125ft tracks with a treat every couple steps. with a tiny yard i have to throw a couple turns in to make it long enough (once the weather gets a little better i plan on taking her down to the park with my wife and making better laid out tracks). the turns arent necessarily the problem because i lighten the scent before the turn and practically drag my feet afterwards so that when she circles its a no brainer where the path is going. her speed through the course is what im not sure about. she keeps her nose fairly close to the ground, but will almost jog through straight patches, overshoot a turn, recover the area, and start jogging again beyond the turn. she seems more interested in getting to the end and getting the completion reward more than the individual treats on the path. once i take her out later at night before bed to go to the bathroom she will revisit the track i laid hours before and follow it at a nice even pace and clean up all the treats she left behind. i know when teaching tracking you should do minimal corrections, but should i make her more efficient the first time through? thanks.