Last Saturday, July 8th, we did two tracks at Medline. The drops were all 15 yards apart, track aged 50 minutes and it was 68 degrees with a light breeze.
Track 1 - A straight track of 90 yards - starting with a sock, goes 50, crosses a curbed landscaped island, then on to the end article. The food drops were 15 yards apart. What little breeze there was blew right into her face. Gimme did a really nice job with this; her nose never came up.
Track 2 - This track was a 160 yard L-shape. It starts with a sock, goes 52 yards and turns left, with an article 15 yards after the turn. This leg continues until it crosses the curbed landscaped island. There was a drop 15 yards after the island, then straight ahead to the final article. At the corner Gimme circled a two and a half times before she picked up the outgoing leg. At the curbed island she went up and down the curb using almost the whole 25' line, started across the beauty bark, came back to go up and down the curb a couple more times and then finally took the line and got to her article. From there to the end article was easy peasy.
I was actually pleased to see her working out the corner and even the extensive effort to work out the transition to cross the curbed island (this "island" is really a landscaping detail which is 40 parking spaces long). It tells me the drops are now far enough apart so they aren't doing the work for her, rather rewarding her own efforts. Also, I clearly selected articles which blended in, so she wasn't solving the track visually. This is all really great stuff. I'm very proud of her and how she is coming along.