Note she has her nose down pretty good here.
This second picture is us working her article indication. You get a nice view of her cute little tushie. I've encouraged her to bow at the article. I thought this was a nice indication where she doesn't have to put her whole body down if we are tracking in wet conditions.
Our tracks on May 14th were very simple. I set the usual "C" shape warm up track. I put food down every 10 yards for Paula's dog, who is still very much a beginner. I did it with Gimme at the end of the day, just to pick up the articles and tape markers.
Nadine set one simple track in a square with all right turns and Paula set the same track with all left turns. There was an article on each leg. Since they didn't coordinate well, the final legs for both tracks ended up very close to each other. Interestingly, none of the dogs was confused by this, even the two beginners handled it well, sticking to the track they were on. We had the two exit paths converge to be one (the dotted line).
We made sure there were no food drops when I ran Gimme and she did it very well and fast. She loved finding all the articles...