Here was Sage yesterday on her second track. We did a 40/80/160 yard track into the wind for her first set of tracks, which is normally easiest for a dog. Her second track, which is this video was with the wind, so the scent was blowing away from her.
Right before I started filming Sage picked up the start article in her mouth, so that's why I was praising her. She had a very hard time in the beginning as she just couldn't seem to figure out where the track was, then she finally put her nose to the ground and found it and tracked very nicely.
Today we did two tracks with the wind of 160 yards. She also did well and seemed to understand better what Sue was asking of her. Sue's being very conservative with how much she gives Sage so she gets a good foundation and it's really paying off!!
On the Amazing Thrill note....Sue ran Thrill on 3 tracks with a turn each, and each track crossed over a one lane road. This is the beginning of TDX tracking blog stalkers!!! And the baby is only 5 1/2 months old!! I just looked up his first lesson and it was Nov. 28th, so 3 months of tracking as of today and he's such a pro. Soooooo much fun to watch and sooo motivated. I just love it!!! Good thing Sue has Sage Brush to train because she'll need another puppy next season!