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The Perfect Handler Working Their Tracking Dog
By Terri Everwine © January 2011
You get to the start flag. Your dog pauses long enough to get scent from the article you show him. You are organized, the line laid out untangled. You give a quiet command to track, and the dog leaves the flag.
An Article On Articles
By Terri Everwine © November 2002
As a judge I've been presented with a number of incorrect articles by the tracklayers. Most of the other judges I’ve worked with have some of their own ideas about what is and is not an acceptable article. So let's take a look at the regulations and determine acceptable articles for each of the test levels.
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers
By Terri Everwine © April 2008
One of the most important elements of a track is the start. In TD work, the start is a given, with two flags indicating the direction of the first leg. Once you move to TDX and VST things get a little tougher. Only a single flag marks the start of the track, choosing the direction is up to your dog.
How Often Do You Practice?
By Terri Everwine © August 2008
Your answer to this question doesn’t really matter. What matters is that you adjust your training schedule to your dog’s level of comfort with the work.
Champion Tracker: Job Description
By Terri Everwine © December 2008
The position of CT requires a team made up of two parts, one human and one canine in any combination of gender and size. Following are suggested characteristics for each portion of the team.
Moraine Tracking Club VST Brochure
© Revised November 2012
A definitive explanation of VST containing useful information to help procure test sites.
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