The most complete tracking course for your dog
Tracking is often taught with food. A track is laid with food between the footsteps. The dog is looking for food and uses the human scent track. This often causes problems, because the dog is always looking for food, and therefore the dog does not consider the objects on the track to be important and ignores them.
For years we have been helping dog trainers worldwide with tracking with their dogs. Almost always we see the same problems coming back. Dogs that just run straight ahead and dogs that are stressed and puff with their tongue out of their mouth. The result of this is that they miss corners and objects on the trail.
The reason for this behavior is almost always the dog's handler. By intentionally or unintentionally providing information during tracking, the handler influences and reinforces the dog's choices.
Over the past 40 years, we have developed a system in which we do things differently. The dog is trained on human scent from the beginning, with the goal of finding an object. Not the food, but the object becomes very important to the dog. This will give him his reward.
After completing this course, you and your dog will be running a trail of dozens of yards within a few weeks. Your dog will find the objects on the track and refer to them properly.