These are a few pictures from when Hank was just beginning tracking:
|Getting ready to start a track. The pink thing is a start article.|
This was before I had a harness for him, now Hank and Pepper each have their own- green for Hank and blue for Pepper.
|Got a glove!|
|That is one happy dog|
When I first started them I placed treats on each article, then quickly moved to lots of praise for each find plus a treat from my hand. With Hank in the beginning, I tried a few other techniques also, from the Aussie Times articles, including serpentines of treats but with Pepper so far I have just used the one technique. Now Hank works only for his tennis ball, and really doesn't care about the treats so I quit using them.