In this part of the country, all the tracking tests are bundled together: January – El Paso VST, Albuquerque combined TD/TDX, El Paso TD; February – Albuquerque TDX, El Paso TDX. I don’t have dogs ready for the VST and TDX so I am just a worker. I’m putting hot coffee and hot water in airpots to take to the tracking site, picking up a tracklayer just after 8:00 (thank goodness he didn’t have the first track to go in), and heading up the mountain. . . . maybe a few sunrise photos . . .
If my dogs (and I) weren’t so crazy about this game, I’d still be in bed with their warm, furry bodies surrounding me. Good news: I’ll be done with my “job” in time for the Lady Lobos v Utah basketball game and then the Superbowl.
I hope you all have something that you truly enjoy to do on this Sunday!
Update: We had five TDX entries with two passes — a cocker and a German Shepherd. The German Shepherd had been handled to his TD by the husband, but last winter the wife took over training because the husband travels a great deal. She passed our TD last winter (for practice) and then today earned a TDX. So very cool!
. . . and another update. The other passing dog is an American Cocker Spaniel. She is now the first cocker to hold a Master Hunter Title and a TDX. She belongs to one of our obedience Club members, as does the German Shepherd that passed.