K9 Professional Tracking: A Complete Manual for Theory and Training

K9 Professional Tracking: A Complete Manual for Theory and Training

by Resi Gerritsen
     
 

An incorrect approach to training dogs in tracking can lead to a confused animal and a frustrated handler. The dog's ability to follow a scent is far beyond what humans are capable of, yet unless a handler can make the dog understand which scent he is to follow, failure is bound to follow. Gerritsen and Haak's methods are based on acquiring a clear understanding of

Overview

An incorrect approach to training dogs in tracking can lead to a confused animal and a frustrated handler. The dog's ability to follow a scent is far beyond what humans are capable of, yet unless a handler can make the dog understand which scent he is to follow, failure is bound to follow. Gerritsen and Haak's methods are based on acquiring a clear understanding of what is involved in tracking, what the dog's scent capabilities really are, and what conditions can affect the dog's tracking ability, and how. From this background, handlers can choose from a variety of methods to train their dog to track.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550592238
Publisher:
Brush Education
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak are world-renowned specialists in the field of dog work and the authors of more than 30 titles on dog training. They train search and rescue dogs for the International Red Cross and the United Nations (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), and they have trained drug and explosive detector dogs for the Dutch police and the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Gerritsen and Haak also act as international judges for the International Rescue Dog Organization.

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