Dot Lure Coursing in Hollister

Dot Lure Coursing in Hollister

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Starting on Tracking alongside Dino

I have started to take Dot along on tracks with me while working Dino. She is just standing back, while Dino is the primary. She gets the scent in the start like Dino, and she appears interested. She appears to be following it along the way. I want her to hear and understand how I talk to Dino and the words I use with him and how he works a trail. I want her to see what a trail is like and all the different things that happen.

Lure Coursing at Soquel

I took both Dot and Dino to a lure coursing fun day in Soquel in Santa Cruz County. She did all five runs with full speed to spare. Three of them she ran with Dino, and they both were very equal. One of them I ran with another dog that was there, and they were both very even. It was also a nice little JRT mix.

The last one I ran by herself and she was still running full speed! I will take her again. I sent an email to Luratics, who is running the Wags to Wishes Event in July. I asked if they were running competitions or just fun runs.

I also did a Google search on all breed lure coursing and found a club in WI that has held an official trial last year. I am on their Yahoo group and I put in a post asking if they were going to have another trial soon.