Tracking

Tracking

 

Tracking is a canine sport that demonstrates a dog’s natural ability to recognize and follow a scent, and is the foundation of canine search and rescue work. In tracking the dog is completely in charge, because only he knows how to use his nose to find and follow the track. For many, the greatest pleasure of tracking are the hours spent outside, training and interacting with their dogs.

 

Intro To Tracking

This class will introduce handlers to the sport of tracking, how to begin, how to progress and the rules. Class will be a combination of lecture and hands on training.  This class is for people with no tracking experience.

Instructor: Jane Craig & Fran Smith with Lori Patterson
Students: Limited to 6 students
Duration: 3 Weeks starting Thursday March 14, 21 & 28
Location: Outdoors at Dyer Park
Cost: $65 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in 2017)
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Beginning Tracking

This class will introduce the handlers on how to lay a track, how to progress to longer tracks, duration and what are the next steps to continue.

Prerequisites: Must have taken the Intro to Tracking class or instructor approval for equivalent

Materials Required: Non-restrictive harness and a 6 to 10 foot leash 

Instructor: Lori Patterson

Students: Limited to 6 students
Duration: 3 weeks starting Thursday April 4, 11 & 18
Location: Outdoors at Dyer Park
Cost: $65 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in 2017)