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An Introduction to Tracking with Ed Presnall & Debbie Maheu

Introductory Tracking (TD/TDU) Workshop - 2 Days

May 1-2, 2021 - Ivy Tech Community College, Ft Wayne, Indiana
In participation with the Ft Wayne Obedience Training Club

Introduction to intermediate level workshop developed to introduce dogs and handlers to the sport of tracking. This is a hands-on working seminar limited to 20 working participants.  Each dog will be worked and evaluated during the workshop. Developed for novice to advanced level trackers to provide a beginning knowledge and working experience in TD & TDU tracking.

Includes: Starting beginner and advanced dogs on various surfaces, scent and problem solving. Track evaluation, article placement, training games, line handling and evaluation of individual working dogs. Dogs will be introduced to starts, restarts, article indication and will work on tracks with straight legs, corners, multiple articles and serpentines. Handlers will be introduced to line handling, developing basic routines and communicating with your dog.

Workshop Location
Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, Indiana
3800 N. Anthony Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Suggested Lodging
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ft. Wayne
2902 East Dupont Road Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825       (260) 490-7950

Baymont Inn & Suites Fort Wayne
2881 East Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46825             (855) 680-3239

Seminar Overview
Overview of Tracking
What is Tracking?
Different types of Tracking - TD and TDU

Required Equipment
Harness, Lead, Long Line, Bag or Pouch, treats & water for your dog

Mental Management and Tracking
Building Your Mental Game

Overview of The Canine Olfactory System
What is the dog following?
How does he do it?
Canine vs. Human differences

What Are Components?
The building block of all tracks
Why component training works

Learning Skills
Training with Or Without food
Random Rewards Not Handouts
Your Required Commitment
Teamwork Is the Key
Keeping Your Dog Challenged
Communicating with Your Dog
Basic Routines
Article Indication
Line Handling
Motivational Games

Working TD/TDU Component Tracks

Individual Evaluation of Working dogs and Handlers

Reservation form completed and submitted to hold a working spot.

Full payment is due Now!

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