Titles Achieved to date...

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, ADPL4,
SDS-N, ADPL5, ADPCH and ADPL1(2GC)... 30 and counting...






Friday, August 11, 2017

Urban Tracking (45 & 46)

Last Saturday

Gimme and I repeated the 90 yard straight tracks. It was 72 degrees, aged to 20 minutes. There was either a food drop (beef jerky) or an article every 15 yards (start sock, drop, article, drop, article, drop, end article)

Gimme kept her nose down the whole time, finding everything easily. There was no delay to get going on the second track and she was done in less time than it took me to lay the tracks. 

I intended to go to McAllister Park to walk Gimme and plan our parkour entry. When I got there I saw there were a number of loose dogs, so just drove around and planned what I could from the car. It was just as well, since I pretty quickly got hit with a "digestive disturbance" and had to race home. I would have been in a real fix if we were walking at the time.


Today

Nadine and I met at Game Farm Park. She just had knee injections, so we kept things very simple and stayed on the flat areas. We each laid an article circle for the other. She went around hers twice with Cricket, who did a nice job. (Sugar is making puppies so she's not going out in public)

Gimme started out well, but then got a bit off. Unfortunately Nadine didn't know exactly where the corners were and as Gimme would find an article anyway using her prodigious air-scenting capability, it was pretty clear the corners weren't where Nadine thought they might be. We missed one article because Nadine said it wasn't one she left as Gimme was headed toward it, and so I pulled her away.

I don't think this was a good tracking experience; we didn't learn anything new or even practice anything that will serve us in the future. Gimme doesn't mind because she got plenty of treats for each of the articles she found. Which I guess is the thing that was good - Gimme still thinks articles are the best thing ever...

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