Jump to content
eastofeden

Greysen Tracking

Recommended Posts

eastofeden

Okay, So most folks spend a nice quiet Sunday sleeping in..having brunch sipping espressos & mimosas.  

Me..I'm up before down cutting frozen hotdogs into tiny pieces, and then going out into the cold, wind and rain so that my dog can find a dirty old sock that I dropped in a field.  I might just be certifiable.  But I have taken up another dog sport called tracking.  In which the dog follows or tracks a scent trail that you have left to locate objects dropped along the way.  We have been doing this for about 18 months & Greysen is just about ready to start trialing.  

This is a map of the track he was following.  It was just over 300 feet.  

FullSizeRender.jpg

It was very windy and you can see at the start how he gets a little confused, as the wind has scattered the scent trail, but once he figures that out he is pretty much following the track footstep to footstep.  Below is the video of the track:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bradl

Neat-o! That first turn looks like a doozy.

I have Sil's Enthusiastic Tracking book (autographed of course :P ) just sitting on my family room bookshelf, looking down on my lazy self.  What are we waiting for? 

Let me know when Greysen gets an entry in a trial!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
eastofeden
11 minutes ago, bradl said:

Neat-o! That first turn looks like a doozy.

 

Yeah, I have just started to throw 45 degree turns at him, which are considered pretty difficult.  But after a little help on the first one..he nails the second one!  I've only asked him to do 45 degree corners a handful of times.  So I'm very pleased with how he is handling them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sam I Am

How fun is that! I have a FB friend whose big into tracking with her Airdale. Yeah terriers. And another that had a GS that does scenting.  They really enjoy the challenge. Carry and keep smelling Greysen!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
_whits_

Good job Greyson! That's looks like a perfect Cairn activity; fun outdoors and a good mental challenge! 

Can't wait to hear updates as he continues!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register after. If you already have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


CairnTalk.net

A meeting place and online scrapbook for Cairn Terrier fanciers.

Disclaimers

All posts are the opinion and responsibility of the poster.

Post content © the author.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Site Guidelines | We put cookies on your device to help this website work better for you. You can adjust your cookie settings; otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.