Tracking [Scent Trailing]

Rift (Welsh Sheep dog)

Tracking is a sport where the people take the passenger’s seat. The dog is in the lead and is able to confidently do what comes naturally to it, and we must learn to trust in this ability.

How to get a dog to track involves directing long-ingrained instincts once used by dogs to hunt in packs. Tracking involves combining several kinds of scents to develop a path toward a goal or object.

We are very fortunate to have a highly experienced ex-police dog handler teaching are tracking sessions.

Tracking for us is a winter sport, our sessions are on a Saturday once a month between October and March. We go to several different  wood or common venues, which could be local or as far as Ludlow and Cheshire.

A track is laid out by Ro. Dogs are then put into a Harness and on a tracking line and then sent of on the trail. They will following a scent that will end in a lovely reward for them.

As well as the main track, we also do article searches and person finds, all adding up to about 3 hours of fun and enrichment, for both dogs and owners.

Cost £20

Slight reduction for two dogs from same family.

There are no limitations on breed, size or age for a dog to have a go at tracking; they just need to be a dog that has a keen interest in using their nose.

If you have an interest in tracking please contact us for details, but we do have a waiting list.

Some of our tracking dogs enjoying their work

Jill and Raven. (Black GSD)
Sian and Kai (Welsh Springer)