Nadine and I met at the Auburn Cinema for rural tracking work. Since the last time we did rural tracking there, I've been in an email conversation with Sil Sanders. One of the things we realized is, the spacing between the islands at this theater isn't big enough. There are one or two spots where its adequate, but not enough to follow Sil's plan.
So for Gimme's track, we laid her track, starting at an island and then moving into open spaces of the parking lot, before getting back to an island then into the open and to another distant island. Because we didn't have the benefit of working along a curb for most of this, I had Nadine lay out treats every two yards. Later, since we had time available, Nadine laid another track, with treats every three yards.
In both cases, Gimme did a good job. She's working hard at it. Because she's developed a tendency to "go visual" in this situation, she is having to learn how to track on pavement anew. I plan to gradually space out the distance between treats until she develops this skill. I know she can do it and given how much she loves to use her nose, I'm sure she'll figure out her nose is where-its-at here too.