Tracking is the use of a dog’s powerful sense of smell to detect and follow a path of human scent on the ground.
Any dog can track! While some breeds have “specialized equipment” that is useful for tracking (such as the long ears and folds on a bloodhound’s face – called flews – which help to funnel the scent towards the dog’s nose) , all dogs have a natural ability and desire to use their sense of smell. In fact, a dog’s sense of smell is 100,000 times greater than a human’s – they rely on their nose in much the same way as humans rely on our eyes and sense of sight. Within our club, and within the tracking world, many breeds – from toys to mastiffs, and everything in between – are represented.
Any dog 12 weeks or older is welcome to participate. If you’re interested, complete the contact form and we’ll send you more information as we get more details.
Tracking Interest List