Monday, March 16, 2009

tracking with Gretchen

This morning I was loaded into the car to go to the barn - a VERY good sign. My tracking gear was in the car and I was psyched!

After Sandi did her barn chores we hit the road to Sanford, NC to meet our tracking coach Gretchen Stephenson. She finished her AKC CT tracking title this winter with one of her Weims, Obie. Gretchen was one of our first teachers in tracking.

We met at a large park, which was mostly under water thanks to the previous 5 days of steady rain.

Check out Setter Tails for a report on Ambrose's first tracking lesson!

Gretchen laid a track for us which included tracking through a lot of standing water.

It was really fun, but it was interesting how
the scent was hanging on the surface of the
water. I could taste it when lapping at the

Here are some more photos (taken by Gretchen)
of our track. This was really fun and I did a
great job. I didn't even really mind my article
indication in the water.


Niamh said...

Good job on your track Ayla! It was a great day for scent. Tell Sandi thanks for the tracking photos for my blog. Ambrose did pretty well for a puppy but they all carried on so much about him you would have thought he tracked for miles!

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Your BFF,

Angela said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog! I loved your tracking photos and one just never knows when you will be tracking through lots of water.

I can't wait to read more!

Blessings~ Angela and the aussie flock

An English Shepherd said...

Well done Cousin Ayla, whats the long line for?