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    Tatyana is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultTracking Question

    The training club that I stewarded for puts on tracking lessons each Saturday November-March. The lady that does it invited to me come and check it out. I am interested but forgot to ask her if the dogs work on-leash or off-leash. Scotty is not 100% on his recall especially not in new environments. Does anybody know the answer? TIA

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    DefaultRe: Tracking Question

    I believe tracking is done on a 20-40ft lead with a harness?
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    DefaultRe: Tracking Question

    ZRL is correct. You'll need a long tracking line and a non-binding harness.


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    DefaultRe: Tracking Question

    Actually, when you first begin you are much closer. No tracking is done off lead.
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    DefaultRe: Tracking Question

    You will be on lead.

    There is one reason I wouldn't register in that class...snow.

    I was told that teaching a dog to track in snow is the worst way to start them out. They are looking with their eyes for the track and not with their nose.

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    There is one reason I wouldn't register in that class...snow.

    I was told that teaching a dog to track in snow is the worst way to start them out. They are looking with their eyes for the track and not with their nose.
    I asked our trainer yesterday, and she said that we can also try tracking in November. They are not looking for snow but for frost on the ground. It might be the same thing. I'm sure I would prefer to do it in 60 degree weather as I get cold easily. We'll see.

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    No advice, just wanted to say it sounds like fun!

    We have a tracking class at our club too. It is ongoing, every Sunday morning. I haven't done it because it would cut out church for me every week, but I would really love to try it someday. Angus performs his neighborhood walks with his nose plastered to the ground , so I think he would love an excuse to do this!


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