WHY SHOULD YOU TRACK?
Do you love the time you spend with your dog on walks and hikes?
Wish you spent more time outside with your dog?
Do you have a food or toy motivated dog or puppy that needs an activity?
Need to balance other dog training activities? Increase confidence?
Great physical exercise for both of you and your dog.
WHAT IS TRACKING?
A dog earns a Tracking Title by following a scent track of 440 plus yards long with three or more changes of direction. The track is laid by a human tracklayer and is “aged” 30 minutes to five hours before the dog begins scenting. The goal is to use the scented track to locate an article(s) left at the end of the trail by the tracklayer. The owner follows the dog on a long leash and can encourage the dog during the tracking test.”
“Dogs have a very keen sense of smell—100,000 times stronger than humans! That’s why dogs are often used to find lost people and animals, drugs, avalanche and disaster victims, and even to detect cancer and oncoming seizures. AKC 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.”—American Kennel Club
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Class will cover starting your dog, getting their nose to the ground on all surfaces, laying tracks.
equipment, “reading your dog”, article indication and motivation.
WHO CAN TRACK?
If you are can walk your dog you are able! Big or small dogs, purebred or mixed .Puppies or older dogs.
Locations will vary around the Forest Grove area.
WHAT DOES THIS COST?
All Classes (4 lessons) $100.00 –OR-
$80.00 for active tracking club members
Thursdays OR Saturdays 9:00 am until Noon
New classes starting often!
Each class is limited to 6 teams.
WHO DO I CONTACT?
Contact Kari at 503-367-2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Written lesson plans included.
These are All-Weather classes held outdoors. Rain or shine!
Dress appropriately. Waterproof footwear, jacket, pants, and hat highly recommended! Equipment list and more information will be sent upon registration.