In Urban Tracking, you follow your dog as it trails the scent, left by a person who walked through a park or school yard, to find the articles dropped by that person. All dogs can detect scent, but training will focus and refine the scenting skill of the dog to follow very specific scents. Tracking is one of the few dog activities where the dog gives the directions; you follow your dog using a 30 foot leash.
Each week, the instructor presents new scenting situations and, in the course of that week, you practice in order to be ready for the following week’s progression. If you and your dog like to be outside in all weather and you want to discover the wonderful ability of a dog’s scenting skill, then this class is for you! This class takes place in various locations in Etobicoke.
You will need to have a long line and harness for the class. BUT please wait until after the first lesson to purchase them as they need to be of the correct type.
Incidental tracking articles may be purchased for about $10.