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ABOUT TRACKING DOG TRAINING - CREATING A PROBLEM SOLVING PARTNERSHIP
by Betty Mueller
Wonderfully put together with easy to find information and easily understood. If you are just embarking on the great adventure of tracking with your dog, you will find PLENTY of useful information about how to get started, and how to teach and then test the skills of your new problem solving partnership. And if you've been tracking for some time now—even for a very long time—you'll find much MORE than you ever thought possible!
BUILDING A BASIC FOUNDATION FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG TRAINING
by J. C. Judah
Describes the skills needed to lay a solid foundation for successfully training the SAR dog. Examines disciplines such as Wilderness Air Scent, Human Remains Detection (both land and water), First Responder Dogs, Disaster, and Trailing dogs.
BUZZARDS AND BUTTERFLIES - HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION
by J. C. JUDAH
Buzzards and Butterflies is a primer for the canine handler working a Human Remains Detection Dog on land or water.

This is the text to learn training and search strategies that work for other HRD handlers including industry standards for Search Dogs and their handlers. From Crime Scene Preservation to evaluating Human Remains Detection dog teams, review the lessons learned by handlers in searches held at Freshkills (after 9/11) and in Hurricane Katrina.

CANINE SCENT WORK LOG
by Lisa Preston
Keeping a detailed record of scent training and tests, starting with your dog’s first short tracks, are invaluable in helping you become a more efficient and skilled trainer and building solid skills in your dog.

Each two-page spread of the log provides space for recording the date, weather conditions, location and terrain, and many other details of each work session, plus a place to diagram the track.

DOG DETECTIVES. TRAIN YOUR DOG TO FIND LOST PETS
by Kat Albrecht
Kat Albrecht has devoted years to developing proven methods to train dogs to work as cat-detection dogs and trailing dogs to search for a wide variety of companion animals. The book presents detailed, step by step, reward-based training methods as well as information on how to assess a dog's potential to be a dog detective and what you need to know as a prospective handler.
Fight at Night: Tools, Tactics, Techniques and Training for Combat in Low Light and Darkness
Andy Stanford; Paperback - 224 pages (May 1999)
In this book, world-class self-defense and tactical trainer Andy Stanford covers a wide spectrum of high- and low-tech approaches to prevailing in any high-risk, reduced-light scenario. Stanford cuts through the myths and misconceptions about night-fighting hardware and shows you how to employ it effectively in low-light combat.
FOLLOWING GHOSTS: DEVELOPING THE TRACKING RELATIONSHIP
Clothier & Rice
A common sense approach to tracking/search & rescue based on respect for the dog's natural abilities, positive reinforcement, and keen observation skills. To be successful with this approach, all you need is a good relationship with your dog. Based on John Rice's extensive experiences with his all Golden Retriever Police K-9 unit, this approach to tracking focuses on the relationship between dog & handler, and an understanding of scent from the dog's point of view. Find out why variable surface tracking is not the ultimate goal - but the very best starting point! Learn why food on the track confuses dogs. Discover the perfect tracking field - in your own neighborhood. Track anytime, in almost any weather. Not a how-to recipe book, Following Ghosts offers a revolutionary and challenging look at tracking, canine abilities and ways to help you and your dog reach your tracking goals. Whether you're a tracking novice or an experienced tracker, this booklet will change your thinking. Find out why tracking judges like Ted Hoesel (the first VST judge), Search & Rescue Units, police departments and others are not only recommending this book, but buying it for their students as "required reading!" © 1996, booklet, 54 pages
FUN NOSEWORK FOR DOGS, 2ND EDITION
Roy Hunter
New Expanded 2nd edition! Exercises and games train scent discrimination, search, and obedience skills. For pets as well as competition trackers and competitive obedience.
Ships the next business day.
HIP IDEAS FOR HYPER DOGS
by Amy Ammen & Kitty Foth-Regner
This book gives you fun, hip techniques especially for hyper dogs and harried pet parents who want quick results.
HOW TO RAISE A WORKING PUPPY DVD
by Ed Frawley
This DVD on puppy training shows owners how to raise a working puppy. If you are raising a Schutzhund puppy, a police service dog puppy, a S&R puppy, a personal protection dog puppy, a puppy for competition obedience or agility - they will all benefit by making some simple changes in how they are brought up and handled.
K9 Professional Tracking: A Complete Manual for Theory and Training
by Resi, Dr. Gerritsen, Ruud Haak

Koehler Method of Training Tracking Dogs
William R. Koehler
For search and rescue work, to assist in law enforcement, and to compete in Tracking Tests, here is all the preparation you and your dog will need.
MASTERING VARIABLE SURFACE TRACKING BOOK AND WORKBOOK
by Ed Presnall
Component training is widely recognized as THE way to teach Variable Surface Tracking. This method works equally well for dogs that have already achieved Tracking Dog or Tracking Dog Excellent titles or for beginning trackers.
On the Trail!: A Practical Guide to the Working Bloodhound and Other Search and Rescue Dogs
Jan Tweedie
A Practical Guide To The Working Bloodhound And Other Search And Rescue Dogs. Written specifically to aid those who seek to train a skilled and valuable search-and-rescue dog, one who can use its nose to find people who are lost or in trouble, On The Trail! covers the basics of training a working search-and-rescue dog, registration concerns, whether and how to approach advanced training such as searches for human cadavers or obstacle navigation, working with law enforcement and courtroom testimony concerns, maintaining a working dog's health, and much more. An expert how-to manual for professional trainers, police, and anyone charged with the responsibility of cooperating with a bloodhound or other dog to save lives.
PRACTICAL SCENT DOG TRAINING
Lou Button
Step-by-step training guide for air scent, evidence search, disaster search and AKC tracking test. Recommended for those interested in search and rescue, police work, etc. rather than AKC tracking. © 1990, paperback
SCENT AND THE SCENTING DOG
by William Syrotuck
Available again! The classic work upon which modern scent training is based. Gives the reader a working knowledge of the sense of smell and the physiology of the dog's nose.
SCENT: TRAINING TO TRACK
Pearsall
A thorough review of tracking theory and method. Excellent section on the scientific qualities of scent - how dogs smell and the environmental factors that affect scent. Scent theory, with a detailed examination of the physical and anatomical characteristics of canine olfaction. One of the classic tracking books. © 1982
Science and the Art of Tracking
Tom Brown, Jr.; 1999; paperback; 20 pages
An instructional manual for wilderness tracking. Brown's field guide focuses on the study of the track and understanding what a track entails, reviewing all the components of tracking in the wilderness. The Science and Art of Tracking expands upon Tom Brown's most enduring subject: the important life lessons to be learned through tracking skills. Tom Brown was taught the ancient skills of survival by a Native American he called Grandfather. His most advanced lessons were those of the scouts, members of a secret society who were highly attuned to nature. The scouts refined tracking to a disciplined science and art form. With these physical skills came enhanced perception and true enlightment. "Tracking was their doorway to the universe," Tom Brown writes, "where they could know all things through the tracks..." Now Tom Brown, Jr. shares generations of wisdom through one of the most rewarding pursuits to be found in nature. Tracking lets us unlock the secrets of each animal we follow, and in turn, to become more aware of our own place in nature and the world.
SEARCH AND RESCUE - CANINE TRAINING LOG AND JOURNAL
by J. C. Judah
The Training Log and Journal is a simple and organized method to track training and search missions allowing easy reference through summary forms or more detailed descriptions and logs.
SEARCH AND RESCUE - TRAINING LOG AND JOURNAL
by J. C. Judah
The Training Log and Journal is a simple and organized method to track training and search missions allowing easy reference through summary forms or more detailed descriptions and logs.
SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG TRAINING MANUAL AND LOGS (SET)
by J. C. Judah
The ultimate SAR training materials! Includes Building a Basic Foundation for SAR Dog Training, plus two training logs/journals, one for the dog, one for the human. A MUST HAVE for all SAR personnel.
Tactical Tracking Operations
David Scott-Donelan; 1998; paperback; 184 pages
THE STORY OF THE PLOTT HOUND: STRIKE & STAY
by Bob Plott
Bob Plott, the great-great-great-grandson of Johannes Plott, retells his ancestors tales of the origins of the Plott Bear Hound starting in 1750, when Johannes left Germany for the mountains of North Carolina.
Tracking and the Art of Seeing
Paul Rezendes; 1999; paperback; 336 pages
If Thoreau's Concord neighbors led lives of quiet desperation, many people today rush through lives of frantic, noisy alienation. Paul Rezendes's book is about tracking, but also much more; it shows how to find your way home to the great web of life. For the woods walker, this book offers the key to a new kingdom. - Boston Globe
TRACKING DOG - THEORY AND METHODS, 5TH EDITION
by Glen Johnson
A classic is available again! A must for anyone who wants their dog to be successful in tracking. From the master, Glen Johnson.
Tracking Dog: Theory & Methods
Glen R. Johnson
Glen R. Johnson brought his many years of experience and innovation to write was has become the "bible" of trackers everywhere. His experience ranged from military dog work, to detection of toxic pipeline leaks using dogs.
Tracking Dog is the standard for anyone interested in training dogs to track. Included in the book is the Tracking Trainers Handbook, a great reference for working in the field.
TRACKING FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS: A PRACTICAL MANUAL FOR NOVICE AND ADVANCED HANDLERS
Boguslaw Gorny
Practical advice on every facet of training dogs for this vital work, from choosing dogs to training tracklayers, from basic training to training with complex search scripts. It is geared to preparing dog and handler for real search situations.
TRAINING THE DISASTER SEARCH DOG
by Shirley Hammond
Highly trained Disaster Search Dog teams are an increasingly important component in response efforts to save lives in the face of terrorist attacks, earthquakes, and floods—and training these teams has never been more important. Detailed how-to information to pass FEMA tests.
TRY TRACKING! THE PUPPY TRACKING PRIMER
by Carolyn Krause
A positive approach to teaching your dog to track, suitable for ANY dog from very young puppies to seniors!

General and Competition Tracking
ABOUT TRACK LAYING
Betty Mueller
Gives the reader some basic ideas of what laying a track for a dog to follow is all about. There are fun exercises to try on your own or with friends to test each other.
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PERFORMANCE
Bobbie Anderson
Building drive, focus, and motivation in a puppy through goal-oriented play and a variety of other positive experiences. Will help trainers bond strongly with their puppy, build a solid foundation of teamwork, and encourage the puppy to develop a "send me in, coach!" attitude. Methods will work for a puppy destined for any performance career from obedience or agility to tracking or lure coursing.
CANINE SCENT WORK LOG
by Lisa Preston
Keeping a detailed record of scent training and tests, starting with your dog’s first short tracks, are invaluable in helping you become a more efficient and skilled trainer and building solid skills in your dog.

Each two-page spread of the log provides space for recording the date, weather conditions, location and terrain, and many other details of each work session, plus a place to diagram the track.

CTS FOUNDATIONS OF COMPETITIVE TRACKING TWO: TEACHING PRECISION DVD
by Joanne Fleming-Plumb
DVD - Emphasis in these videos is on breaking skills down into their most basic form, letting the dog make mistakes and benefit from them. Schutzhund or AKC tracking.
CTS FOUNDATIONS OF COMPETITIVE WORKING DOGS TRACKING ONE DVD
by Joanne Fleming-Plumb
(DVD)Emphasis is on breaking skills down into their most basic form, letting the dog make mistakes and benefit from them. Schutzhund or AKC tracking.
ENTHUSIASTIC TRACKING: A STEP BY STEP TRAINING HANDBOOK
Sanders
Training method described here is a systematic technique that works for almost all dogs. It is a structured and careful method, leaving very little learning to chance. Because the dog must lead the handler down the track, motivational techniques are emphasized throughout. Prepares dog and handler for their first tracking test and TDX test. Includes detailed descriptions of tracklayer and handler procedures, problem avoidance and problem solving techniques. Field maps are available (in the book or separately in "Enthusiastic Tracking: Field Maps") for each training session to help lay the correct track. Author is an AKC tracking judge. © 1998, paperback
ENTHUSIASTIC TRACKING: FIELD MAPS
Sanders
Field maps are printed on 4 x 6 inch index cards to be used in the field, so track layer will be able to lay the correct track for each training session. These tracks appear in the book as well, but the separate cards will aid in keeping the book clean and dry - and be a lot easier to carry! Each card also has a place to record dog's name, date, track layer, place, weather conditions, and evaluation of the training session. © 1998, paperback
FUN NOSEWORK FOR DOGS, 2ND EDITION
by Roy Hunter
New Expanded 2nd edition! Exercises and games train scent discrimination, search, and obedience skills. For pets as well as competition trackers and competitive obedience.
HIP IDEAS FOR HYPER DOGS
by Amy Ammen & Kitty Foth-Regner
This book gives you fun, hip techniques especially for hyper dogs and harried pet parents who want quick results.
HOW TO RAISE A WORKING PUPPY DVD
by Ed Frawley
This DVD on puppy training shows owners how to raise a working puppy. If you are raising a Schutzhund puppy, a police service dog puppy, a S&R puppy, a personal protection dog puppy, a puppy for competition obedience or agility - they will all benefit by making some simple changes in how they are brought up and handled.
KEEPING TRACK
Mueller
Whether you're just starting tracking, or have been doing it for years, you'll appreciate these record-keeping tools for both trackers and tracklayers. Blank maps, mobile map maker, includes the Pocket Tracker (DGT179) so you can keep track of your dog's training progress. © 1994, binder
MASTERING VARIABLE SURFACE TRACKING BOOK AND WORKBOOK
Ed Presnall
Are you looking for a new challenge for your tracking dog? 'Mastering Variable Surface Tracking' provides a detailed training program to guide you step-by-step to a title. The spiral bound workbook provides lesson plans and exercises using the various components, including sample training maps and tracking notes.
NOVICE NOSEWORK - A PRIMER FOR BEGINNING TRACKERS
by Ed Presnall & Lois Ballard
A concise, no-nonsense booklet that shows you how to track and also shows that tracking is FUN!
Obedience and Tracking Today
Barney Edelstein; 1989; Paperback
POCKET TRACKER
Mueller
A handy guide to record the results and conditions of your tracking experiences. Part of the "Keeping Track" system. This small spiral notebook has graph paper to draw training tracks, note weather conditions, time track was laid, run, problems encountered, what you were trying to teach, etc. You'll want one for each dog you're working with, and it's a great keepsake after those titles are achieved! (Have the judges autograph it after you pass that test, too.) © 1993, spiral
PRACTICAL TRACKING FOR PRACTICALLY ANYONE
Hogan & Thompson
How-to manual for trackers. Includes certification, what to expect at a test, scent theory, variable surface tracking, sources of equipment. Not much on VST, but gives an idea of what it's about. "What to expect at the test" is great. Avoid those "first test" jitters. © 1995, spiral
PROBLEM SOLVING IN TRAINING A TRACKING DOG DVD
by Ed Frawley
How to read a dog having problems tracking, solve handler errors and avoid common mistakes.
SCENT AND THE SCENTING DOG
William Syrotuck
Available again! The classic work upon which modern scent training is based. Gives the reader a working knowledge of the sense of smell and the physiology of the dog's nose.
Scenting on the Wind: Scent Work for Hunting Dogs
Susan Bulanda
TAKING THE NEXT STEP - DOG TRACKING WORKBOOK
by Mary Thompson
Thirty plus track examples (with grids) help you train your dog for tracking. Mary wrote this workbook for her own style of teaching tracking which allows a dog to accelerate to their own individual speed of learning.
Tracking Dog: Theory and Method
Glen R. Johnson; 1989
Long considered the "bible" of tracking, it is a pleasure to be able to offer this classic again! When written, it was the first complete guide to successful tracking training for both novice and expert. It includes training for both TD and TDX, as well as a trainer's handbook section. Theory is in-depth and understandable; methods may be too intensive for some. Deals with specific problems in a way that makes solutions obvious. Written by Glen R. Johnson, the master! For those of us who have been involved in the sport for a long time, this book is the one we learned from, and the one we still recommend as a foundation. Published by Arner Publications, © 1977, pbk, 200 pages
TRACKING DVD
by Steve White
The six DVDs include lecture, video presentations, power point graphics, and hands-on tracking instruction. There are at least two methods each for tracking, article identification and scent discrimination.
TRACKING FROM THE GROUND UP
Ganz & Boyd
Takes the participant through all phases of training including many of the common difficulties encountered. Prepares the tracker for T. D. and T.D.X. tests. This is one of the best books we have for training AKC tracking. Easy to read and follow - it works. © 1992, pbk
TRACKING FUNDAMENTALS
Ganz
A five-week program that guides you step-by-step through track laying, mapping, puppy training and adult dog training to a successful T.D. (Tracking Dog) or T.D.X. (Tracking Dog Excellent ) title! Author is a well-known instructor and judge. We suggest purchasing the book, Tracking from the Ground Up, to make a complete course for any AKC tracker. Unfortunately, there is nothing in either book or video on VST, as it wasn't around then. Training methods are adaptable to VST, however. Video, 42 Min.
TRACKING FUNDAMENTALS WITH SANDY GANZ - DVD
Sandy Ganz
New DVD format!! Will guide you through track laying, mapping, puppy training, and adult dog training with the same program the author uses in her beginning tracking classes.
TRACKING TRAINERS HANDBOOK
Johnson
From the classic tracking "bible", Tracking Dog: Theory and Method, by Glen Johnson. You can have Glen's track designs, tracking schedules, and a lesson format to be used by trainers in conducting a tracking program. © 1975, paperback.
TRACKING: FROM THE BEGINNING
Patterson
German Shepherd/Schutzhund author Patterson includes theory, conditioning and reinforcement, the track, training atmosphere, overview of the program, imprinting and novice training, beginning tracking, intermediate, and advanced tracking, training for advanced titles. The emphasis is on tracking for Schutzhund; includes discussion of prey drive, non-harness tracking, etc.
TRACKING: FROM THE BEGINNING
Gary Patterson
Detailed and well illustrated book for teaching your dog to track. Excellent section on conditioning and reinforcement.
TRY TRACKING! THE PUPPY TRACKING PRIMER
by Carolyn Krause
A positive approach to teaching your dog to track, suitable for ANY dog from very young puppies to seniors!
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