I learned two very important things this week that will help me on blind tracks. And both items relate to… Body Language & Handling Very Important Thing #1: Bear works better when the track is down wind. I accidentally set a track with a leg up wind and he did lots of drifting back andContinue reading “Bear Tracks! Week Three”
Author Archives: Ayoka Bubar, CPDT-KA
Rally Course of the Week – August 1, 2011
Course Details Level: Novice (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is what I like to call a ‘moving’ course! This course features only 5 stationary stations which means limited opportunities to reward your dog. This is a great course to try if you need to figure out how to keep your dog motivated during longer heeling stretches. ThisContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – August 1, 2011”
Bear Tracks! Week Two
This was a gruelling tracking week as the plan we are following had six tracks a day! Now this might not sound like a lot when you imagine doing six 20 foot tracks but we gradually moved from a 5 meter track to 400 meter tracks which, takes a LOT of time! From a training perspective though, this meansContinue reading “Bear Tracks! Week Two”
Rally Course of the Week – July 25, 2011
Course Details Level: Excellent (CARO) Space Required: 50’x50′ Designer: Ayoka Bubar Comments: This is a pretty straightforward course. Main challenges are a moving stand right off the bat and the fact that teams are only minimum distances required before obstacles. This means you have 10′ to move from an about turn to the weave poles and 10′ to move from aContinue reading “Rally Course of the Week – July 25, 2011”
Bear Tracks! Week One
The first week of the rest of our tracking lives… Bear and I attended a tracking seminar last fall and had a lot of fun, learned a lot and really enjoyed watching different dogs work. We did maybe about 2 weeks of tracking last year before it got cold, I got busy…you all know how it goes.Continue reading “Bear Tracks! Week One”
Rally Course of the Week – July 18, 2011
Most people will notice the challenge of having to walk by food bowls before performing them. This is common enough and something both handlers and dogs should be prepared for. What might be less apparent is the fact that this course consist of numerous sits (I count 16!).
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