Indicating the Find & getting some treats.
Off She Goes for her real reward
The Reward-Good Girl Ziva
That looks like fun. Ember says she wants to try, too!
Good job! How long have you been tracking with her?
We started about 7 weeks ago. I’ve never done this before, so the mommy learning curve is slowing us down.
Good job Lisa!!!
Seven weeks ago?!? You guys are doing great!
My instructor is really good & loves GSD 🙂 Sadly the session ends this week She is trying to convince me to certify her and try to get in the trial this fall at the local training club.. She is in Florida during the winter & teaches there also. This is her bio from the April/May 2013 issue of Sarasota Pet & Manatee Pet.
Dot Bayer is a retired Physical Education teacher, school counselor,
and Eating Disorders and Drug and Alcohol Addictions counselor.
Currently a “Snow Bird” from New York, Dot and her imported German
Shepherd Dog got their start in K9 tracking in the 1970s,
while living in Iowa, where she helped launch a tracking program
for The Des Moines Obedience Training Club. Upon returning to
her hometown in upstate New York, Dot joined the Dog Obedience
Training Club of Rochester New York, where she taught Tracking
Classes, which has lead to a very successful tracking program that
offers annual AKC Tracking Trials and workshops. Dot also became
active in the Massasauga Search and Rescue Team, participating in
searches throughout New York State and the Adirondack Mountains.
A law enforcement department in the area offered to buy her
top-notch tracking German Shepherd, so Dot began to help with
their tracking program. She acquired another shepherd, and both
dogs were certified by North American Police Work Dog Association
and trained in cadaver recovery, drowning victims indication, snow
rescue and building and area search. As a member of SOTC, Dot is
now helping the club launch its own tracking program
HOw fortunate you are to have access to her, and a double bonus that she is a GSD person too!
She looks good! Nice deep nose and great indication. Way to go Ziva.
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Ziva looks like she is doing very well on the track.
I agree! Nice deep nose. Is it AKC tracking class? Or IPO/SchH style tracking? By her tracking style it could be IPO which is much more precise and controlled then AKC tracking. If you couldn’t tell there was a compliment for you in that last sentence. 🙂
This looks like the perfect activity for Z-evil one — good thinking!
Tracking instructor also thinks she would like lure coursing. Maybe that will tire her out 😉
In June I tried lure-coursing with Bailey and Gavin and they both loved it! I am sure Ziva will too. I enjoyed it too and can’t wait to do it again with the dogs, besides they each have their first leg toward their first lure coursing title so we need to finish their title now!
Where can you lure course? In reading the AKC stuff it looks like it is limited to sighthounds.????
LOVE the “real” reward pic! 🙂
she looks great! And it looks like she is enjoying the new sport.
Are you sure your other classes won’t let her come if she’s in season? Many instructors welcome the proofing opportunity for the other dogs, as long as she wears pants so she can’t bleed all over.
Tried it. No luck. Not such a bad thing, otherwise I wouln’t have tried to track.
She does seem to enjoy the tracking, but she enjoys the real reward a bit too much-she wants to keep popping up at the find for her ball