What Not to do...thank goodness it ended well
So yesterday I decided to lay a 250ish pace meandering track through the wood, some long grass, some bare dirt, lots of deer/fox/pheasant distractions...
From the farm door I have 3 directions I lay tracks (steer clear of the horse pastures - my horses Love to chase dogs) I rotate the tracks between the crop area, thicker woods and grass. Khan of course knows when I've grabbed the flags and laid the track so he's primed.
I've just started the harness and like to put it on just before the start flag, before I got the leash on his collar he shot up the driveway following my "track", straight to the flag, grabbed a bit of bait and down the first leg before I tackled him. Nope, he can't hear me when he's in work mode.
So it flashed through my mind maybe this wasn't the best way to start a training track -- but then oh well.:rolleyes:
So I dragged him off the track, back past the flag, wrestled the harness on, we took some deep breaths, and I started him at the flag like nothing had happened.
Nose down, off he went, great concentration and the grass to dirt to grass to deer beds etc got his attention to detail and he did a 4/5 star track (my personal rating as to his concentration, accuracy, distractability)
Sigh, I've been avoiding any but the most basic obedience but I guess it's time - he's 21 weeks (full 5 months next week)
Any other good tracking "oops" stories??
Elise and Khan, who apparently needs a little more of a job than tracking...
Enjoyed your story :) Khan is a natural and you recovered the situation well.
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