Lisa can add the story – I’m just the video installer. 🙂
This is a portion of TDX track #3 I posted several days ago. Ruth was the tracklayer as well as the videographer, so Ziva tracked her right into the bushes she was standing in to get the shot. She did not waste any time realizing no glove = no sardines, so she left her and continued on out into the clearing where she found her reward. This girl is all about business when she has her tracking harness on! There was a little woodchuck hole just as you entered the woods so you see her head to the right just briefly, but she was a girl on a mission and woodchucks lost out to footprints. I love how honest she is about following the scent even with many tantalizing distractions. This is good news for Carole because when she gets old and can’t find her way home, Z-Evil one will be able to find her-LOL
Will I need to be slathered in Sardines? 🙂
Oh no, she will find you, she will just ignore you. It will be up to her handler to make sure you find your way-LOL
OK – I get it. I need to slather WINE on me so that the handler stays to help.
As long as it is not Boone’s farm, otherwise you’re still on your own. Some cheese would be nice too!
After watching Ziva, I now understand the pleasure and satisfaction the dogs get from nose work and tracking. She is using her God-given extraordinary gift of scent. It must be enormously pleasurable for her to take the lead with the trust and confidence of her trainer following behind. This really inspires me to start doing nose work with Dutch. Private classes are available here in the Berkshires, given by an instructor who travels here. She’s supposed to be good – I’ll get her name and see if any of you might know of her.