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Monumental A to Z High On Liberty
NW1, NW2, L1I, L1E, L1C, RATI, RATN, RATO, RATS, L1V, L2C, L2I, L2E, RATM,
R-FE/N, PKD-TL, PKD-N, ADPL1, ADPL2, TD, UWP, ADPL3, NTD, TKN, L2V and ADPL4...
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Urban Tracking (26)

We met at Auburn Cinema for tracking.

I had Nadine lay a track for Gimme, which I wanted to be mostly out in the open area, but both starting and ending at curbs. Nadine started with set of 5 island hopping sections before turning out into the open area. Gimme really struggled with this transition. She only started to really get confident about what she was doing on the last leg. It was one long straight leg with a slight breeze coming into her. Someone made off with the final article, so Nadine arced out beside us and tossed a glove into position at a moment when Gimme had turned away.

Then we laid and ran tracks for the other girls. I'm trying to encourage Nadine to get serious about training Skookum for urban tracking. She's an older dog and Nadine just doesn't think she'll be able to do the training through to a TDX. So since I want to focus on urban for awhile, it's a good time to work Skookum toward it too. She does nicely and I think she'd be happier with more than baby tracks.

Since we got done faster than we expected, I asked Nadine to lay another track for Gimme. It was all on the pavement, no curbs and sort of a big C-shape. I also had her put out a bit more food drops. Gimme did a very nice job with it and I was really pleased. Maybe more treats was a factor, but I've noticed she tends to do better on the second track.

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