Long-Dangerous Tails

German Shepherd Dogs and their people.
August 20th, 2015 by Lisa: -- Libby & Ziva's mom

Ziva and Lisa working the loss of the track

This is a portion of the TDX # 4 practice track that was all obstacles. Ziva lost the track and started to search. I backed up to where I thought she was last on track and let her continue searching. I had to keep reminding myself to not turn around and backtrack or that could mess her up. At the end you can see her find it again when I am suddenly pulled into the hedgerow. IF I don’t fall and kill myself it will be a miracle 🙂

If you look at the track map below from TDX track #4, this was coming down the hill to the stretch of the farm road. You will see the circles on the map indicating where we were doing the searching b4 she found her way.

Ruth said this is a great example of me reading her and helping us get back on track.

TDX # 4 (1)



5 Responses to “Ziva and Lisa working the loss of the track”
  1. Isn’t it fun trying to handle the long line??!!
    Hope you don’t have too many ticks in that long grass.

  2. …waiting for drone so we can see it all. 🙂

    Good job!!

  3. Shane & Jaime says

    I REALLY enjoy these posts! Tracking is on my list of “want to do” training opportunities. I think you guys are making great progress!!

  4. Lisa…..did you know the pattern? Just asking.
    Tracking is awesome. You need to trust your dogs’ power….their instinct, drive, and talent. You have to let go and let them show you what they can do. It’s awesome to me.
    Lisa, have you ever thought about Search and Rescue with Z?
    She appears to have the ability.

    Terri and Qwendi (Gavin/Inga)

    • Lisa, Libby & Ziva's mom says

      Of the 4 tracks I have posted 2-4 have been totally blind to me. Track 1 was partially blind, but we were new at working hard surfaces, so I knew where the road crossings were.

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