How Do I Get Started in Tracking?
Tracking may very well be the most difficult and the most rewarding activity that you can do with your GSP. It requires developing patience and trust in your dog, and builds a tremendous bond between the dog and handler. There are three titles that can be earned in tracking that are added to the end of the dog’s name. Tracking Dog (TD), tracking Dog Excellent (TDX), and the variable Surface Tracking Dog (VST). If a dog earns all three titles, then the coveted Champion Tracker (CT) title is put at the front of the dog’s name replacing those tracking titles at the end of the name. Few dogs of any breed ever earn the CT title. Only two GSP’s to date have earned the Champion Tracker title by passing all three Tracking tests.
For more information on tracking please go to: http://www.akc.org/events/tracking/