Thread: Herding?
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Old 19-04-2010, 21:12   #27
Gypsy Wolf
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I have not done "trailing" (air scenting, used for Search and Rescue and how AKC does their Tracking) with her, as I am doing Tracking, and if you teach a dog to air-scent first it is nearly impossible to get them to ground-scent without "casting" their nose in the air (a fault that loses you points in Tracking).
Once a dog has learned ground-scenting it is easy to teach air-scenting, so we are building our foundation with ground-scenting before I start air-scenting.
My plan is to earn SchH titles with her, so I am focused on that for right now.
As an aside, I taught my Malinois to ground-scent for SchH Tracking and a few months ago my friend's dog ran away - I was able to get him to air-scent and find the missing dog!
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