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Old 07-16-2012, 02:43 PM
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Default IPO tracking

So in an attempt to get Scout's mind off her own issues I'd like to start sport tracking with her. I have done a lot of groundwork using scent pads and short tracks with Lily, but have done nada with Scout.

Do I have to use a fursaver? Does it really matter? I mean, I doubt she'll ever trial, but if we did...

Also she HATES any time a leash gets under her legs. I know a lot of people will tuck the line under an armpit to encourage the deep nose... but her nose is always deep when she smells something interesting, so I really don't see that being a problem. So can I just not do that or is there some esoteric reason I should attempt to desensitize her to a lead tucked under her leg? I probably just answered my own question there didn't I...

It should be really easy to shape her to platz at an article. She is really into the game of shaping.

It might take a while to get her to relax and focus on the track on the little field on campus I plan to use, but I am hoping this will be a great way to get her thinking and help her focus on something other than worrying about whats in her environment.
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