Tracking is a challenging and rewarding dog sport which utilises your dog’s natural ability.
Tracking is something that both pure bred and mixed breed can do. It is an natural instinct for a dog to use its sense of smell. the dog’s tracking ability is extremely acute and we still don’t understand the dog’s capabilities in this area.
Dogs have helped the hunter to find game and food and in France dogs hunt for exotica like truffles.
We don’t have to teach a dog to track, we use their natural instinct to teach them that we want to follow a certain track or scent. Dogs learn to use their amazing sense of smell, to follow a trail to a certain track or scent.
Dogs learn to use their amazing sense of smell, to follow a trail to find articles and the best reward of all, to find a tracklayer at the end.
Handlers learn to read their dog’s body language which in turn enables them to trust their dog’s nose and follow them into the unknown.
For further information contact the Tracking Club of Victoria www.trackingclubvic.org.au who are affiliated with Dogs Victoria.
Click here and scroll down the page to view the latest Tracking Rules via the ANKC Website.