I am tracking my 5 month old GSD puppy 4 or 5 times a week, 1 or 2 tracks a day. Still straight tracks (about 20 25 yards long at the most) & still food in each footstep. I am finding that he is so hyped up at the start of the track& is going too fast (missing hot dogs for approx the first 5 feet!) I'm still using the leash under the leg technique & keeping him between my legs & my hand down at his body for control, but he's getting big & strong & I would like to nip this problem in the bud before he gets any stronger. I'm wondering if I should go back to just doing scent pads for a while & getting him to really settle down & stay platzed, then just move him off the scent pad without making a track until he gets the idea to start in a more calm manner. My thinking is that he is rushing because maybe I didn't do enough scent pad work in the beginning? Does this sound right to anyone, or does anyone have other suggestions?