All dog sports require skills in both communication and collaboration, but I actually think tracking might be the ultimate team sport in Life with Dogs.
Although the human guides the training, it is a dog that directs the activity.
Force and compulsion, too often part of the experience in other dog sports, doesn’t really work in tracking.
This means the human has to be more smart than bully in their temperament and their training. Sadly, that actually does not work for some in their personal Life with Dogs.
Those types are missing out. I feel sad for them — and their dogs. They will never know the thrill of finding the end of a track.
And thrill it is — there is nothing like it.
Happy Sunday, Friends.