This Archive includes the best of Tracking and Scentwork articles featured on Working Dogs Cyberzine since 1996.
Results of the FH-2000 Weltcup. Congratulations to John Paver with Orex and their fourth place score of 193! Read John's Training Diary that he maintained while preparing for this grueling world championship tracking competition.
Mattie is a Labrador Retriever and an arson dog. More importantly, she is the world's first arson dog. Read a narrative of her career highlights as she prepared to retire in 1992 in Bill Clede's Arson Dog Retires Before Her Time.
In the second installment of her Track du Jour training series for the Pacific Northwest's Schutzhund newsletter, Schutzhund trainer and GSD breeder Julia Priest helps the beginning tracker understand basic canine scent discrimination and how it plays a role in training for the track in Canine Scenting Ability Makes Teaching Tracking a Treat.
Schutzhund and GSD breeder Julia Priest helps the novice handler build the foundation for a successful Schutzhund 1 track in the first article in her training series, Track du Jour.
Wildland firefighters often fight fire with fire, but fire investigators around the country are fighting arson with K-9 units. Author Kelly Andersson details the training and performance of these elite working dogs that are an indispensable tool in the battle to identify and collar the elusive arsonist.
Schutzhund handler Susan Hutson attended a tracking seminar held by Al Kerr, three-time FH world championship trainer and handler. She shares with us her summary of his innovative techniques and suggestions for creating a strong foundation for tracking work and a confident tracking dog.