Traing to do a "job"
Hi! We are not novice owners, we have 3 dogs, the oldest is a fenale shepherd rottweiler mix, the next one is a 3.5 year old pure bred male gsd, the youngest is a 1 year old purebred gsd female. We previously had another male gsd cross prior to the youngest pup, he had to be put down at 7 due to hip dysplasia and pain/agression from pain. Anyway, just thouht I'd give a bit of background.
Our 1 year old pup is a good natured dog but she is most definitely higher energy. She is crate trained and has basic commands, however, I need to step it up and practice her training more frequently(not going to pretend I haven't slacked a bit with her in this regard).
She's very smart and very curious. She is both food and toy oriented. I've been wanting to learn how to teach her to track and am wondering what are some good places to start? Any favourite YouTube trainers to learn the basics from? Our local club is pretty pricey and I'm not interested in getting her a certificate, I just want to teach her to track as a hobby for me and a job for her. She seems to have her nose to the ground or up in the air, often searching for specific things she wants(her ball, an antler, tug rope etc).
I don't know if I'm being too ambitious with this, but thought it might be cool to delve into something different, any tips are appreciated 🙂