Last night Timo and I took the dogs to do some training with my friend Tammy and her GSD Justice and we had a really great time! Justice and Vecna haven’t tracked in quite a while but I was really pleased with both of their performances. After Justice ran his track, I re-baited it and put Vecna on it. I didn’t really expect too much, the track had already been run by another dog and Tammy’s wheelchair had torn up one section but yet again I completely underestimated Vecna. He went off track once at the beginning to check out the track left by the chair but quickly realized it didn’t pay off and got back to work. He did a great job of checking every footstep and didn’t rush through and skip the food like he normally does. I wish I’d filmed the tracks, both dogs did such a great job.
I gotta say, I love that it gets dark so early now. The park was almost totally deserted, we didn’t get harassed by a single off leash dog, and the fog made for really nice tracking conditions. I’m definitely going to keep training there after dark.