The most complete tracking course
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 consciously or unconsciously giving the dog information while tracking, the dog is influenced and confirmed on the choices he makes.
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.
By training in this way, a dog without experience can walk a track of tens of meters in a few weeks and he will indicate the objects on the track in a good way.