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Old 09-02-2008, 10:02 AM
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Charlie Dog, he's about 3 1/2.

Plans are- get back to my AKC guy and get a CD on him and then progress from there.

Get everything fine tuned with his obedience and protection work and try and get a PSA PDC title - http://www.psak9.org/psapdc.htm
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:06 AM
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Nice! Sorry for all the questions.

Are you working on tracking with him? That was the one part I never could really figure out how to do on my own.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:18 AM
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I don't do strict Schutzhund, nose in each footprint style tracking with him. We do area search type of situations- have a decoy agitate him and run into the woods, and a few minutes later send Gunnar in to find him. We do lots of hide and seek stuff at home. He can find a twig (I'm not kidding) that I hide in the yard. He'll need to follow my track and then locate the twig and bring it back to me.

Tracking isn't that hard, it's just something you need to do every day. You can look up how to get started and follow those guidelines. There are a lot of ways to do it. Some people start with a "stomp box" where you tramp down a small area of grass and put bait in there, and the dog will sniff nice and deep to find the bait. Then you can gradually start taking steps, using bait in each step to get the dog to follow. Eventually you work down to not using bait in each step, and finally, no bait at all, with some kind of reward at the end of the track- food, ball, tug, etc. This is how it was shown to me by a guy who did Schutzhund. Other people may have other ways of teaching it. My K9 cop friends don't care at all about tracking each foot step, only that they get the bad guy, so air scenting, crisscrossing the field, all of that is fine as long as the result is good.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:26 AM
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ROFLMAO! I love how Bruzer is totally uninterested and just sniffing around while Gunnar is working. Hope you don't have an intruder on his watch

Gunnar looks amazing, as usual
LMAO! Of course Bruzer is unconcerned . . . He's just told Gunnar to "handle it."

Gunnar does look amazing, as usual, and I really like the expression and direct gaze on young Zahlin!
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:30 AM
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Thanks Dan, I'll have to try that. I'd love to eventually have Ozzy track and find, but right now am so not motivated to really work on teaching it. My fault, lol.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:07 AM
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Here's another shot of Zahn, full of drive trying to get to the shed where the decoy just peeked out at him.


And here's a shot of the little female pup Roxy in action, going after the rag.


btw, that dog house has been sitting there unused for 8 years! We bought it for Midnite so she'd have shelter when she was outside, and she never used it. I should sell it...
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