a February 1st, 2009

  1. Another Tracking Test

    February 1, 2009 by MyEye

    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.