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Old 03-25-2013, 12:48 PM
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Mmmkay, since we saw our first glance of muddy ground today, I figure I should start preparing.

What kind of lines do you all use? I think biothane is popular? What else?

I'm set for a teacher, food, and harnesses. I think all I need now are lines
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:05 PM
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I either use a biothane line or nothing. I found that tension in the line (any) was creating a frantic dog. I took off the line for a couple weeks and when the dog was settled in I started having them drag the line and now I'm proofing a slight bit of leash tension.

Or I would be. lol I haven't tracked in two weeks, I think we'll try today at lunch.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:12 PM
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I have a 1/2" biothane line I love. I also have a Gappy thin cord I like. Depends on the dog.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:30 PM
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Thanks guys!

Also, 2 more days until our first tracking lesson. Very excited
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:55 PM
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Will you tell us all about it, please?

I need to get back to tracking with Raptor, I took a break to do his BH.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:26 PM
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How do you manage a dog that is 'track happy'?

Fred has never really been interested in the reward, more the scenting.

I've tried all sorts, verbal praise, toys, tripe and other treats, pile of treats, box of treats. He just wants to keep on going.

He doesn't even pick up the tidbits along the way.
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How do you manage a dog that is 'track happy'?

Fred has never really been interested in the reward, more the scenting.

I've tried all sorts, verbal praise, toys, tripe and other treats, pile of treats, box of treats. He just wants to keep on going.

He doesn't even pick up the tidbits along the way.
GO WITH HIM! Is he responsive to the directions of the track? Does he have a start behavior? If he does, just let him go then!
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:36 PM
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Mmmkay, since we saw our first glance of muddy ground today, I figure I should start preparing.

What kind of lines do you all use? I think biothane is popular? What else?

I'm set for a teacher, food, and harnesses. I think all I need now are lines
YAY?! Don't you have lines? In theory... that's really not the important part. A good fitting harness and articles and flags ARE important though... I need to get the articles out of storage!
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So I went to a good seminar from an IPO champion, Mario Verslype, this past weekend and he has a really cool way of teaching tracking. I've decided to restart Aeri and start Snipe on it, so I figured I'd post our work here. Videos to be included!

Mario's technique emphasizes a SOLID foundation that allows a dog to make a leap to crazy tracks without all the tedious baby straight tracks most people spend so much time on. I'm a bit skeptical, but it certainly seems to work for him and does make a lot of sense, so we'll see!
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:47 PM
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So I went to a good seminar from an IPO champion, Mario Verslype, this past weekend and he has a really cool way of teaching tracking. I've decided to restart Aeri and start Snipe on it, so I figured I'd post our work here. Videos to be included!
I am super excited to watch your training progress! Take lots of vids!

I have recently re-started tracking as well, using Steve White's HITT method. I take vids of every session since my record keeping sucks, and it's useful to be able to go back and watch immediately after the session, from a different point of view.

Here is the first vid I made, a fun one showing our very first HITT track. I have the rest on my youtube channel as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU7upTft8OA
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