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Workbook Questions for Course 401 Tracking with a Basset Hound Ruth Paulie

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There is only one method for training a dog to track a human scent.

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A dog that tracks depends heavily on the handler’s directions and verbal commands.

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Your dog wears a non-restrictive harness and you use a 20 – 40 ft. lead for tracking.

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You must have an area of land that has no other scents on it to begin training your dog.

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You may occasionally have to back up on your tracking training to help your dog master a particular skill.

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You may leave the harness on the dog all the time.

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Interest in the end article by the dog – usually a glove – should be started when you begin training.

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The role and skill of the tracklayer are very important to help your dog be a successful tracker.

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It is important to train yourself and your dog to get used to a test situation early on in your training.

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Learning to read your dog’s signals on a track is very important so you will know when he is on the track or when he has lost the scent.

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You and your dog need to get used to persons following behind you because the judges and tracklayer will be there in the test.

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It is important to introduce many different kinds of terrain to the tracking dog in order to be fully prepared for a test.

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