Item description for Try Tracking!: The Puppy Tracking Primer by Carolyn A. Krause...
Mother Nature equipped our canine companions with an ability to smell that is at least 300 times-some say 1,000 times-more powerful than our own. It is the most important way that your dog gathers information about the world. Tracking is something that comes naturally to each and every dog, no matter what age, what breed or what size. Teaching your dog to track is the perfect to way to spend time together, build your relationship and challenge both of you mentally and physically. You can teach very young puppies to track even before they can start formal obedience training, and Try Tracking! methods work with adult dogs too.Why you and your dog should Try Tracking! Tracking is fun both you and your dog when you use these positive methods.Any age dog can be taught to track-7 week-old puppies or senior citizens.It improves fitness for both dog and owner! You'll gain a new-found respect for just how smart your dog is.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.38 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2005
Publisher Dogwise Publishing
ISBN 1929242182 ISBN13 9781929242184
Reviews - What do customers think about Try Tracking!: The Puppy Tracking Primer?
positive tracking training Aug 27, 2008
Fun, positive method for training tracking. The back cover has recommendations from 2 AKC tracking judges and Pat Miller.
Fantastic book for beginner trackers! Jul 4, 2008
I purchased this book as I wanted to learn about tracking and also teach my year-old basset/coonhound mix about tracking.
While the title says it's for "puppies," the cover also has a blurb saying it works with adult dogs, too--which is what caused me to pick it.
Well, this is a fantastic book. The author lays out very clear and easy steps for the beginner to follow and also offers suggestions on how training a puppy would be different from training an adult. The author also precisely lays out what is needed, in terms of gear, for both the dog and the human, for summer tracking vs. winter tracking, suggestions on how to be allowed to use a neighbor's unused farmland for tracking, and so forth.
The author also points out how tracking, as both a sport and a casual exercise, builds the relationship between you and your dog. My basset mix and I have always been close; he bonded with me on the drive home from the "breeder's" (long story). We've been inseparable since. Learning and practicing tracking, however, has brought our relationship to another level. We respect each other and he *really* listens to me now, thanks to the tracking exercises we're doing. I can even call him off a prey scent--which I could never do before!
So I highly recommend this book for all beginner trackers and also for anyone wanting to do a sport other than agility--or even for anyone wanting to improve their relationship with their dog(s).
Enthusiastically recommended for dog owners everywhere May 4, 2008
Our canine companions have been blessed with a scent of smell that some say is a thousand times greater than our own. "Try Tracking: The Puppy Tracking Primer" will teach you how to get the most out of your puppy's excellent nose, and to refine its natural instincts, to increase the bond between you and your pet. Tracking is fun for both you and your dog, improve both of your fitnesses, and you'll gain respect to just how your dog works. The methods put forth are said to be able to work with any age of dog from seven weeks of age to elderly canines, and for that, "Try Tracking!: The Puppy Tracking Primer" is enthusiastically recommended for dog owners everywhere and community library collections dealing with canine obedience and training.
Not just for puppies! Get your older dog started too. May 3, 2006
Want to do something with your puppy or dog that makes use of their natural talent? You'll want to do tracking and Carolyn has made it easy for you to try it out! She tells you what you'll need for equipment, how to draw a track diagram, and how to keep a diary and why. She addresses when to start with your puppy and how your pup can have a title before it's a year old. Don't have a puppy but still want to try? No problem she covers that too! Get hooked on tracking!
Carolyn was a guest member in February 2006 on CSDogBookReview (YahooGroups). After reading her book and listening to her discusions I've started tracking with my two four year old dogs. They're loving it!
Wonderful book to start working your pup in tracking! Jun 18, 2005
This was a easy-to-follow guide for me to start training my puppy to track, and her methods are working well on my 5 year old dog as well. I would without hesitation recommend this book for anyone considering starting their puppy or dog in tracking.