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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 09:38 AM
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Imagine what it must be like to be a dog learning a new skill ... and we ask them to do it all the time!

With tracking....the dog knows more then you!
It is humbling and awe inspiring all at the same time... GOGOGO!!!

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But...but...but... I want us to SHINE at everything we do.

I haven't worked on anything completely different with a dog in at least 20 years. Not being able to prep/work ahead of class is scary.

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Tracking is apparently not big in our area. Not sure why, but I can’t find much info on classes or clubs within a 2 hour drive. So…..can anyone recommend a good book for beginners? Tayla is in Nose Work class, and someday I hope to compete, but tracking would end up just being a fun activity on the weekends in the winter. So if there was just a fun type book that you know of that is basic, but has good info I’d be interested. I just don’t know where to start.

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@ Talya's mom.

J&J pet supplies sells tracking books but I really can't recommend any because I have not read them.

I have been done private lessons with my Golden. One of the judges (Susan Boyd) that we passed our TDX on first try in April, 2012 after only tracking 13 times after we got our TD in September, 2011 was based in Florida. I would suggest contacting her. Here is her information that I got off the AKC website
Email: tsksboyd@hotmail.com

If you go to the AKC website it also has her phone number. She might be able to hook you up with a trainer or club.

There is also a yahoo tracking group that you can join: Tracking-L@yahoogroups.com.
There are threads about books etc. or you can just start a new thread and find out if there is a group of folks tracking in your area.

If you ever have any other questions, just let me know and PM me. We're now in training for our VST and I will decide this week if I'll try and enter a test (who knows if I can make the draw) with limited traning.
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