Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tracking Certification

This past weekend was a busy dog show weekend. Between obedience with Whisper for her third leg CDX leg, a three day agility trial and certifying Echo for a tracking trial, I was exhausted by the end of the weekend.

To enter a tracking trial a dog needs to be certified,that is run a TD track under a recognized tracking judge. There are few trials for the number of dogs ready so a certification track proves that the dog is actually ready to enter a trial. I met tracking judge and greyhound breeder Gail Burnham of Suntiger greyhounds at the end of the first day of agility. She laid a 1/2 hour old track with 4 turns to test Echo. It was lovely tracking conditions, rain the night before, cool weather, no wind and moderate grass cover. Because of technical errors the video starts about half way through Echo's track. She had already made two turns before the video starts. Sorry for the video quality. It was hard to walk and video at the same time.


Anonymous said...

Great job, Echo!!! I liked her the sock at the end. :)


houndstooth said...

I've never seen Greyhounds track before! That was pretty cool! I love her little victory leap at the end. :)

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I'm a little sick from the video... LOL :-) But YAY Echo! I really am so jealous when I see you guys tracking. I so need to get out there.

Muttsandaklutz said...

What! How is it possible to do so much in one weekend! Sounds like fun, though :)

Echo looks great with her tracking, very cool.

Sandy ~~~ said...

Very cool...we definitely have tracking on our plate for our rescue Greyhound "Creel". Need to wait for warmer weather though...and it might not happen until we move to NM. Talk about low humidity, huh?