This sport demonstrates the dog’s ability to recognize and follow human scent. Tracking is a vigorous, noncompetitive outdoor sport. Unlike obedience and rally trials, where dogs respond to the handler’s commands, in tracking the dog is completely in charge, for only he knows how to use his nose to find and follow the track. For many, the greatest pleasure of tracking is the hours spent outside training and interacting with their dogs. The tracking community is known for its camaraderie and they all share in the excitement of a “pass” and the disappointment of a “fail.” Any breed is capable of learning to track. To find out more go to the Flat-Coated Retriever Resource Page.
Kingsbridge Flat-Coated Retrievers and Tracking
Tralee and Caris have earned Tracking Dog and Tracking Dog Excellent titles from the American Kennel Club. Handfull has earned Variable Surface Tracking and Champion Tracker titles. Promise earned her Tracking Dog title at 7 months old and her TDX in early 2021. She is in training for her VST.