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A BH and Schutzhund 1 at the Prairie State Dog Trials

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The team is pleased to announce two members added titles to their dogs. Wayne and Vello made their first attempt for a Schutzhund 1 title and Shane and Rosie trialed for the Begleitenhund at the Prairie State Dog Club on September 25, 2010 under SV Judge, Gunther Muellegger.

Thank Goodness Dogs Can’t Read

March 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Thank Goodness Dogs Can’t Read I was reading through the comments on one of the SAR groups listing and saw an entry where the writer was adamant that a handler should not lay their own tracks. It made me glad my dogs couldn’t read since I’ve been laying my own tracks for training for over […]

German Shepherd Tracking: Splitting Hairs

March 16, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Splitting Hairs I will never forget going to a board of directors meeting as we discussed a tracking standard. The first thing that happened was the discussion descended into defining tracking, trailing and splitting the hairs finer and finer. Here is how the definitions went: ¨      Tracking is when the dog follows footstep to footstep […]

German Shepherd Training – Food or Fun?

March 16, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Food or Fun If you go to the Leerburg website, see if you can find his article about the difference in how dogs are trained to meet the RCMP standard versus typical training in the US. It is worth reading. Historically I trained my dogs with food, gradually weaning off the amount of liver tidbits […]

Cody Earns TD

April 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Cody Earns TD Cody earned his AKC TD-tracking dog title April 5, 2009 in VERY strong wind conditions. The tracks were laid in an area where the grass is usually tall ,but since it is so early in the season, all the tall grass was just matted down and it was impossible to see where […]

Joanna and Maggie Earn VST Title

November 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday Nov.11, 2008 Maggie got her VST (Variable Surface Tracker) title and became Champion Tracker ! The test took the place at the  DuPage Government Center in Wheaton, Illinois. Maggie had tracked on four different surfaces which included short grass, cement, mulch and blacktop. The track was aged 3 hours and had 4 articles (including […]

Maggie Goes Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX)

May 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Maggie Goes Tracking Dog Excellent (TDX) This was the e-mail Joanna sent out when she handled Maggie to her TDX title. It did such a good job capturing the joy a handler feels when their canine accomplishes something they’ve been working toward, I didn’t want to re-write it. Joanna and Maggie, we salute you!) On […]

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