Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tracking Is Tough On Marriage

Stephen and I did some tracking on Sunday with Reagan and Riley. This was the third session for the girls. It was very cold and windy. Stephen was not properly reading my mind :-) and it was frustrating being that it was bone chilling cold and I was trying to track a greyhound who is cold even in our climate controlled house (Reagan). I needed to get her moving and tracking ASAP. Of course, if I had bothered to give Stephen clear instructions before getting Reagan out of the van, it might have gone smoother and faster.

Here is one of Reagan's attempts. I am following the training plan in the book Enthusiastic Tracking. All in all, I think Reagan got the short end of the stick that day due to our poor planning.

Like I said, it was very windy. We laid the tracks into the wind as suggested, but she still did a lot of casting from side to side.

I think Riley did a little better for Stephen. It probably helped that I was laying the tracks I wanted myself.

Anyone with tracking experience, please feel free to comment. I do not know what I am doing. :-)