Be rock solid on tracking without distractions first
when the dog can concentrate on one thing, the task at hand
A solid foundation in communication and control
Have a little patience with me fellows and help me work through this please. I feel that I have a good handle or idea of were my dog and I are in relationship to the above quotes. In my oppinion I think we are pretty darn well own our way in those three areas. My problem is I would really love to test our skills in away that I could say yep we are were I think we are or boy was I wrong. Where can I get this type of evaluation / Test since I'm not LEO? How have some of you proofed you and your partner? And how was your progression rated up to the point were you yourself knew the both of you were ready for a certificaton test of some kind.
Patrick Cheatham said:Ok here was the scenario for my training last night. Victim walks off on colleage campus for approx. 350 yards. Crossing 2 streets, a sidewalk and making 3 turns along the way to waiting point. Dog started at last known point and worked trail with people stopping to talk to her, crossed both streets succesfully, missed one turn then corrected and found victim with in maybe 10 min. Nose didn't stay down the whole time, she did air scent the last 50 yards or so. how would you rate that for a first time and how can I build on it?