All of our
German imports are trained in tracking, however there are
different levels of tracking to which they can be trained. The importance of tracking can be specified in your wish
One way to test a dog's ground tracking ability is through a 1,000 pace track. A judge walks a path of 1,000 paces,
has two turns and two articles both of which the dog must
acknowledge. The turns are sharp deviations from the path
which the dog must be able to recognize instantly or lose
the scent. The articles can be shoes or clothing which the
dog must indicate to the tracker that they have been found.
Air tracking is based on the dog's ability to detect the
scent molecules that people leave behind. This type of
tracking if much faster but is not as reliable as a ground
track. This is primarily because the molecules can spread so
easily in the air.
application of ground tracking is
the ability is finding a lost
child in an area.
picking up the scent for air tracking
By having a starting point,
such as a back door or garage, the dog can track the path
successfully and find the lost child. Ground tracking is
extremely reliable however it is a slower process than air
tracking. Other practical applications include search or
rescue, narcotics, and bomb searches.
International K9 dogs TRACKING in our