This book contains step by step lesson plans, personal tracking experiences and actual problem prevention and solving. The basic training philosophy provides the opportunity for the dog to be accurate and well motivated in his work while both he & the handler enjoy tracking together. It will help prepare the tracker for TD and TDX tests. This is one of the best books we have for training AKC tracking because it’s easy to read and follow — it works!
Susan Boyd has been tracking her own dogs since 1973, but she has been involved in dog training since 1971. She has earned T.Os. on a German Shepherd and two Basset Hounds. Both Bassets continued on to T.O.xs.: Brownridge Bootlegger, C.O., T.O.X., Can., T.O.x., Bda. T.O., and Ch. Chez Bonheur Ante-Bellum, C.O.,T.O.X. “Quigley” was the fIrstT.O.X. Basset in the United States as well as the first Basset Hound having earned a Bermuda T.O.
Susan has instructed “proofing” tracking classes for Gate- way Tracking Club, an American Kennel Club recognized pioneer tracking club that she helped found in 1979. She has also helped instruct Novice obedience classes. She is anAK.C. approved T.O./T.O.X. judge. Susan has handled three of her own dogs to breed championships and earned a C.O.x. and several C.Os. on her dogs. For the 1991-92 term, she was appointed to the Board of Oirectors of the Basset Hound Club of America.
Sandy Ganz is presently a free lance writer along with being an active tracker. She became involved in tracking her own dogs in 1971, having fIrst become interested in obedience training 6 years earlier. She went on to earn several T.Os., 2 American T.O.Xs. and a Canadian T.O. and T.O.x. on her Shelties: Jo-Lyn’s Brown-Eyed Susan, U.O.T.x., Can. C.O.x., T.O., and O.T. Ch. Jo-Lyn’s Painted Poppy, T.O.x., Can. T.O.x. “Susi” was the fIrst T.O.x. Sheltie in the United States. An avid obedience trainer and exhibitor, Sandy has handled three Shelties to U.Os. and one to an O.T.Ch.
In the late 1970s she taught classes which later became the beginner classes offered by the fledgling group of Gateway Tracking Club, of which she was a founding member. She is an AK.C. approved T.O./T.O.x. judge and served on the AK.C.’s 1988 Tracking Advisory Committee. In 1991, she was appointed National Obedience Chairman for the American Shetland Sheepdog Association.
Published- 1992 Show Me Publications
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