How Do I Get Started?
Tracking is a great sport for anyone who enjoys being outdoors with their dogs. Because the dog must be on a lead or a long line at all times it can be done in public parks and urban areas as well as in the country and field locations.
There is minimal equipment required: a non-restrictive harness and a long line (three to fifteen meters) for the dog and some inexpensive little surveyor flags for marking the starts and corners of the track when training. You will also need some articles for the dog to find such as gloves or pieces of leather.
Although there are limited tracking classes being offered in British Columbia tracking is a sport that can successfully by learned on one’s own through books and there are several great resource pages on the internet:
There are also several Tracking Lists on the internet that offer members dialogue and tracking advice and are a good place to meet other trackers that may be in your area or find out about seminars being held.. Three of these sites are: