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03 Novice Nosework by Ed Presnall

© 2011 Ed Presnall

Updated with new chapters and photographs in 2011.

"Finally there is a concise, no nonsense booklet that shows that tracking is also FUN. As a self taught tracker, I couldn't be more pleased to recommend it." - Peter Hewitt

"The advice and exercises offered are uncomplicated and easily understood making it a valuable resource for all." - Linda Siczkar

"Ideally designed for the novice tracker, this booklet is filled with practical information." - Barbara Lauer

"A highly readable, easy to understand guide for the beginning tracker working alone!" - Holly Thau, PhD.

"Having this booklet is like having an instructor working along side you, answering your questions before they are even asked." - Victoria Simmonds

This is an easy to read, highly understandable primer for the beginner tracker.

Nominated for the Dog Writers Association of America, Maxwell Award as one of the best books under 100 pages!

Includes chapters on:

What Is Tracking?
Who Can Compete?
Scent Description
Where Did The Scent Go?
Concentrating The Scent
Why Track?
The AKC Tracking Titles
Reasons To Track
Tracking Drawbacks
Teaching The Dog
Teaching You The Handler
Too Young … Too Old?
What to Expect
What You Need To Start
Adjusting The Harness
Tracking Is Not Obedience
Tracking Styles
Games People Play
Drop the Glove
Using Toys
Glove, Glove, Where is The Glove?
Hide N Seek
Tools Of The Trade
Baby Steps Or Scuffing
It's A Drag
Variable Surfaces From The Start
Article Indication
The First Track
What Did We Learn?
Okay, We Did The First Track, Now What?
Backing Up Is Easy
Introducing Turns
Article Game
Your Routines
Start Routine
Article Indication Routine
Re-Starts Routine
End of Track Routine
How Many Flags
Food On The Track
He Doesn’t Like Food
Lead Handling and Communication
Being An Active Part Of The Team
Something's Different
Talking To The Dog
Learning By Making Mistakes
Help I Lost It
It’s Too Old – He Can’t Do That!
Backing Up
Random Tracking For Motivation
Make The Most Out Of Your Practice
Speed – In Search of the 2 Minute TD
Track Laying
Using Landmarks To Plot Tracks
Marking The Track
Tracking Log
Regional Differences
Tracking Is Hard Work
Are You Ready?
Training With Judges
Test Day
Where To Find Stuff
Newsgroups - E-mail Lists
About The Author

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