Purpose: To teach you to train your dog to track wounded game in all conditions and to be prepared for the NAVHDA Natural Ability Tracking component.
Course Information: This course is for those that feel they and/or their dog need extra help learning to concentrate and cooperate on a track. As always, this is only ONE method to train and there are many others that may work just as well.
Prerequisites: 4 months to 16 months (actually any age, but must be under 16 months to be qualified to Prize in a NAVHDA Natural Ability test.
What you can expect to learn from this course:
- Understanding NAVHDA Natural Ability Tracking
- Laying a Track
- Dog learns something is “out there.”
- Dog learns to use nose and concentrate on track
- Importance of wind
- Importance of training in varying cover
- Importance of training corners
- Importance of training roads or paths
- Dog learns the difference between “Track” and “Search”
- How to find a test, enter and run your dog in a NAVHDA Natural Ability test.
- The NAVHDA Natural Ability Tracking Training course focuses on scenting theories, training techniques, starting a dog on a track, laying a track, equipment used, types of fields to train in, expectations of judging a track in a NAVHDA NA test, and step-by-step instruction to get your dog ready for the Natural Ability test in NAVHDA and the hunting field.
Instructor: Cheryl Asmus
Course Length: 6 one-hour sessions
Course Fee –
For Credit OnDemand: $70
Access to this course will expire in 2 months.
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