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Six Happy Trackers

Six Happy Trackers

When the sheep were moved out of the fields I got around to wondering if Xmas would be a good time to run some ‘Beginner’ and L1 & L2 tracking tests. So the first job was to find an assessor at this busy time of year and fortunately Maurice Millington came to the rescue saying that he could be available on ‘New Years’ day. I easily managed to round up 6 teams as it seems that dog folk like...

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2nd Scentwork UK Trial

2nd Scentwork UK Trial

The second ‘Scentwork Uk’ trial ran on Sunday 8th November with a record number of 20 entries, 8 Level 2 and 12 Level 1’s. Our judge this time was Rob Harris from Medical Detection Dogs and his calm and confident manner really helped to put the competitors at ease throughout the day. Also thank you to Domini Allday, our scribe, being an extremely experienced obedience judge and competitor,...

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Autumn Tracking Tests

Autumn Tracking Tests

Well I hoped to run some L1 and L2 tracking tests this Autumn but owing to the sheep moving into my fields, just after the hay was cut I wondered if it was going to be possible. So after alot of running around and asking folk if they knew of any fields available, Ali Brannen who was hoping to take her L1, said that there might be a field where she kept her horse. Fortunately the field wasn’t too...

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The Scentwork UK first level 1 trial

The Scentwork UK first level 1 trial

So I managed to persuade my Wednesday & Thursday scentwork groups to come along to the ‘Scentwork UK’ first trial and amazingly 11 people agreed to take part. Our Judge was Sally Smith, ably assisted by Chris Gregory the steward, and Leslie Mack who kept the scores and organised everyone for when it was their turn. The test comprised of 4 sections and 3 sections had to be passed to qualify....

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UKTDA – L1 (Novice) and ‘Beginners’ Tests.

UKTDA – L1 (Novice) and ‘Beginners’ Tests.

Last week I ran a tracking test for my tracking newbies, ably assisted by our assessor Chris Gregory who travelled all the way down from Warwick. Thank you Chris. We had 5 people and 6 dogs taking the test. Four teams did the ‘Beginners’ tracking test and two others did the UKTDA -L1 (Novice) test. The ‘Beginners’ tracking test comprised of a ‘box’ consisting of 4 legs of between 30-40 paces and...

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May and the Month for Rain

May and the Month for Rain

Yes, I have had to cancel more tracking sessions during the month of May than I have to had all Winter; strange isn’t it? Last weekend I went with a friend to see Sketch & Bo’s pups again and my, haven’t they grown!  Lou, the breeder has decided to keep the solid red bitch pup as she seems to have wriggled her way into the ‘Pink’ families hearts. Miss Ruby, seems to be the...

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