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Tracking uses the astonishing abilities of our dogs and uses their amazing sense of smell they are born with, whatever the breed and age.
What is tracking?
Tracking is sniffing with the nose to the ground, taking up to 6 sniffs per second, each and every footstep previously laid by a track layer and working step by step along the ground. The dog is in harness with a long line and tracks his way to a big fat juicy reward at the end.
Tracking is the only training you do with your dog where he is in control; your dog is the driver and you are the passenger, providing support and reading your dog’s signals. Another reason why tracking is so different from any other form of training is because you cannot force the dog to track if he doesn’t want to track. The dog has got a choice. This creates mutual respect and trust and you will learn to understand canine language very quickly as the slightest body movements will tell you what your dog is up to. It creates a fantastic partnership between you and your beloved pooch whilst you’re out and about having fun.
Tracking is both mentally and physically tiring, which ensures you will have a sleepy dog for the rest of the day! As the dog gains confidence and skills, the tracks become more challenging in terms of corners, length and articles.