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Old 12-27-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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ANyone do any tracking?

I found a training place in houston that trains for tracking. I think my dogs would have a ball doing it. Brigit is a dachshund, that's what she's supposed to do, and Cerbie's nose is always to the ground. My question is, since Brigit is young 7months, should I wait til she's older and has her basic obedience down better, or could I start now? I'll probably wait til spring though, it's too cold outside to be running around outside with dogs.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:53 PM   #2
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I found a training place in houston that trains for tracking. I think my dogs would have a ball doing it. Brigit is a dachshund, that's what she's supposed to do, and Cerbie's nose is always to the ground. My question is, since Brigit is young 7months, should I wait til she's older and has her basic obedience down better, or could I start now? I'll probably wait til spring though, it's too cold outside to be running around outside with dogs.

The younger the better!!!

Tracking is a great activity that can be taught to any dog at any age, but puppies really pick up the skill.

I've also like trackinb because as a dog gets old it may not chase or run, or even see as well as it used but it can always track.
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:39 PM   #3
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i agree with corinthian the younger the better she will have a ball, i teach mine in house starting with things in view and slowly moving and hiding then taking out to garden and different places i am sure the both of you will realy enjoy it
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Old 12-28-2007, 09:57 PM   #4
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tracking is so much fun you can even train in doors to start it is best to work on sent reconigition before trying advance tracking this can be done with a couple of boxes and lots of treats just keep it positive
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:33 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I'll have to start inside with her and see if she likes it. I've hidden toys from Cerbie, but never treats. Should be fun.
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:38 PM   #6
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Tracking sounds like a good activity for my Beagle. Anybody know of a trainer for that in Georgia?
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #7
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I can't wait until spring when my club offers tracking. I'm going to work with Chalice my APBT. I think she will love it. Did I read that right you said it too cold in Texas!?! I live in Northern Minnesota and we just got do with a another cold snap of like -50 at night to -30 during the day everyday for the last week or so. It was hard be out with the dogs.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:35 PM   #8
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Yeah, I'm a weenie when it comes to the cold. I'm cold if it's under 70.

We practiced playing find the toy inside and outside last night. Brigit had absolutley no interest in it whatsoever. Cerbie had a blast. He's really good at it, too. I hid the toy in several places that he had to move something to get to it, and he found it every time. Well, not the last time, he was done playing and brought me his rope for tug-of-war.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:27 PM   #9
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"Go find" was the first thing I taught Marley. I taught my dobie pitbull cross to find treats and such and it would keep him busy and made him so happy I just had to teach Marley right away.

and she's really really good at it! she loves it! Picked it up in 1 afternoon!
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:51 AM   #10
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I'd love to get into tracking with Bubba, and will ask our trainer if it's a possibility with him. Does anyone know a good trainer for tracking in Chester County, PA or the surrounding areas? (just in case Mike can't, or won't do it).
I think Bubba would have alot of fun and he's already proven to me he's got a good nose!
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