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Re: Raising the Working puppy

With puppy tracking, how long tracking in the scent box and when do you start moving to actual A-B tracking?

Ike does really well working the pad but is completely out of control when we move to actual tracking - basically treating the whole thing as one gigantic scent pad.
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Re: Raising the Working puppy

I use scent boxes at first. I want to see the pup working the box calmly on a loose line and if they leave the box immediately work their way back to the box. When they are showing this type of understanding I move on to tracks. Scent boxes can be done with even little puppies and by 15 weeks they can be doing short tracks. I usually do this imprinting and then will put them up for awhile until they have gained some mental endurance. Most have been around 10 months.

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