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.

New Session!

Instructor: Fran Smith
Students: Limited to 4 students
Duration: Thursday October 21 and October 28, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Lake Lytal Park, West Palm Beach
Cost: $45 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours within the last 12 months)
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Intro To Tracking 2

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: TBD
Students: Limited to 6 students
Duration: TBD
Location: TBD in Palm Beach County
Cost: $65 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours within the last 12 months)

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Future Tracking Tests

11/21/2021 TDX Port Saint Lucie, FL Judges: Frances Smith and Luci Seeley
12/5/2021 TDX Port Saint Lucie, FL Judges: Frances Smith and Susan A. Boyd
1/9/2022 VST Palm Beach Gardens, FL Judges: Joseph A. Hamzy and Frances Smith

Premiums and Entry forms for Tracking Tests will be found here when available.