Re: Tracking, snow and younger dogs
Chris stole the words off my keyboard!
Dogs will use nose over eyes. And even if they do some eyeballing they will get over it when springtime rolls around and the snow is gone.
I think snow tracking is a wonderful confidence booster for both dog and handler. The snow holds scent well and the dog can negotiate it ie easier. The handler can see what the dog is doing as they work the foot steps. Using snow tracking for serpentine work especially with a young dog introduces them to the concept that the track will not always go straight. I think they can learn this more quickly in the snow.
Go have fun snd I will be very jealous.
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