Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tracking + Seminar=FUN!

Today, Watson, Ian and I went to an intro to tracking seminar. It was VERY informative, and between classroom-type lectures, we got to work our dogs on actual tracks. All the dogs were beginner trackers, so the tracks were quite straight forward, but last one included an obtuse turn.

Watson was the youngest dog there by several years, remember he's only 5-months-old, and he was spectacular! Our instructor, Kyla Smay kept saying what a "lovely dog" he was. I guess you don't need a "fancy" dog for tracking. :-)

Here are some pictures:
Getting ready for our 3rd track. Harness on, and leash ready to be snapped in place.
Waiting my turn to track is B-O-R-I-N-G.

Watson waiting while Ian and I sign in.

Whoa! There are new dogs here. I think I look a bit like dad in this picture.

Kyla fits me for my harness. Mom's going to order my own on Monday.

Ready to go!

The end of the day. Tracking is hard work.


  1. Hello? Earth to Alden, Captain and Malibu says where were we at. Home doing nothing. OK Captain got groomed for his show but we no intro to tracking and now are behind. Dad says Need Drinks!!!

  2. I'm so proud of you both. Too bad Watson can't use those ears to track -- major antennae!

  3. I love the yawn picture too!

    Glad that you had a good time.