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Long Compton BAGS Trial

Long Compton BAGS Trial

I laid 4 TD tracks on the last day, Sunday, at the 3 day BAGS Working Trial.   The weather was forecast as being rain free but the wind got up and it made the day quite cold. I wasn’t all that hopeful for competitors to succeed at the tracks I was about to put down as earlier looking at the results from the previous two days, only one competitor out of 20 had managed to complete the track and...

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Beginners Progress Test at Stowe

Beginners Progress Test at Stowe

The first ‘Pre-Beginner’ tracking tests were held today at Stowe and included newbies who had either started their track training back in the Spring and two others who had just started in the Summer but who wanted to see what a competition was like and just give it ago. Although it was a nice sunny day it did turn really windy which affected most of the dogs especially as this was the first...

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Toffee passes L3 tracking test

Toffee passes L3 tracking test

It has been several weeks now since Toffee took her first L3 test where unfortunately she fell fowl to some of the visible tracks from other days tracking. To me, failure is all about an opportunity to see what the dog finds hard and it became apparent that visual tracks from others days and flattened areas of grass, possibly where an animal has bedded down, are very distracting to her.  Other...

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