The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming - Tracking 1

The Foundations of Competitive Working Dogs with Joanne Fleming - Tracking 1
 
Well known as a coach and competitor, Joanne's students have achieved multiple high-in-trials, Regional and National wins as well as international placements including the 1997 and 1998 Vice World Working Dog Champion. Joanne's club member and student, Sue Nesbitt, has represented LV America 3 times with two different dogs. Club member Lisa Little will represent LV DVG America in 2013 with her Malinois Hailey.  Joanne has earned the opportunity to represent North America in International competition 7 times, in 2005 with two dogs, a Belgian Malinois and a German Shepherd Dog, receiving the highest placing of any North American in 2005. Having represented LV America at the DVG Bundessieger-Prüfung from 2005-2007, Joanne also won the 2007 LV America Championships with her dog Enno, then went on to place 5th at the DVG BSP in Germany. Joanne has also found time to pick up high-in-trials in both AKC and CKC obedience competition along the way and her students have picked up multiple HIT's and HOT's. Her students are best known for their dogs' animated and very precise obedience and steady, confident tracking.

Tracking 1 teaches your dog scent discrimination through the use of a scent box so that the dog develops calmness and confidence prior to navigating terrain. There have been many iterations of this technique but none in the detail and broadcast quality encompassed in these titles.  The scent work progression through serpentine tracks and multiple terrains is covered while emphasizing the dog's learning with minimal handler interference. An emphasis is placed on allowing the dog to learn from his mistakes without the consequence of compulsion.
 
Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • First Principles
  • Basic Equipment
  • The Scent Box
  • Why Practice the Scent Box Exercise?
  • The Scent Box: 1) Scent Discrimination
  • The Scent Box: 2) Teaching Containment
  • The Scent Box: 3) Teaching a Loss of Track Indication
  • The Scent Box: 4) Independent Problem-Solving-  Possible Scent Box Scenarios
  • When to move on to “Real” Tracking
  • Laying the Track
  • The First Track
  • The “Hectic” Dog
  • The “Disinterested” Dog
  • Handling
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