One great thing about K9 nosework (tracking) is you can do it at home with minimal set-up and no equipment, except cardboard boxes to start. It also tuckers-out Batman, who today I nicknamed the “fence-jumping pooper” because, while on our morning walk, he jumped over a foot-tall fence and pooped on an enclosed lawn. I cleaned it all up, of course, but it was rather embarrassing. On the upside, I think our pre-agility and Cavaletti training has really paid off — he cleared that fence both ways, no problem, back legs up nice and high.
Here we are in week 3 of K9 nosework practice — we have moved from cardboard boxes to hiding the find in household objects:
Here is how I taught Batman to be a fence-jumping pooper:
And here is Buja-boarding Batman in action (directions on how to make the board here):