Only tracking once a week at club, not during the week like I do the rest of the year. Taking advantage of the snow to work on accuracy and problem solving: checking every footstep, odd corners, serpentines, step offs, etc... That's my usual winter tracking regimen, since I like to take advantage of the purer scent and me being able to see the footsteps (and thus I can't get lost!) to do those sorts of things.
Mostly doing non-SchH stuff since we decided to dabble in AKC and UKC rally and obedience over the winter. So teaching her the left finish and laterals, and mainly working on ME handling different and her learning slightly different cues. We started taking a competition prep class this week, and after the first lesson our instructor commented "Your dogs could go get CDs tomorrow. You on the other hand need some work!" So lots of homework for me, sans dog, learning new ways to move and handle, different footwork, etc...
She's helping train new helpers. Mostly back tie work so they can practice proper H&B position, proper bite presentation, proper drives and escapes, and also work on learning to read the dog better and respond appropriately when the dog fights back.
Heidi (17wo pup)
I should be doing scent boxes, but with it being dark by the time I get home from work I haven't. Once she's over getting carsick I'll start bringing her out to club tracking and start scent boxes, but want to get the puking up any tracking bait on the ride home out of the way first.
Might go ahead and start teaching the articles with clicker/shaping since we can do that in the house.
Lots of stuff! She already knows focus, sit, down, stand, front and basic. Now we're working on extending focus from different positions and amidst different distractions and extending stays by gradually increasing distance, time and distraction. Restrained recalls. Imprinting the send out. Lots of lure and target work. She has a great hand target, so now going to transition to a target stick. Started perch work and going to start place board and wobble board work soon. Imprinting a frame and dog walk, more for developing body awareness and control than anything else. Will start heeling once we can work outside more. Just not enough room in the house as I need to be able to walk more than 5 paces in any given direction before having to turn. Main focus though, moreso than teaching her commands, is keeping it FUN so she grows up feeling that learning, training, and working with me are the mostest funnest things in the whole wide world. Also taking a puppy kindergarten class with her and sister, Hannah, for socialization and distraction work.
Haven't started, and won't for a long while. She'll probably have a few sessions at club here and there on occasion, but don't plan to really start her for a year or so. Of course we do a lot of play with tugs and in doing so work on targeting, grip and encouraging proper fighting behavior and that foundation will pay off later. But I don't plan to put her on a helper for a year or so.