The reality is all dogs can track, to what degree, now…

The reality is all dogs can track, to what degree, now that’s the question. Scent discrimination is in every dog as it was once utilized as a survival mechanism. In some breeds like the #bloodhound or #beagles its innate to their nature as it’s been bred into them for hundreds of years to track and pick up scents to aid their human counterparts.
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So see what is tracking? Tracking is a technique in which dogs are trained to locate certain objects by using the object’s scent, for a variety of purposes”
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As I mentioned above, breeds like bloodhounds although genetically bred for scenting purpose and/or tracking due to breeding for a purpose thrive in this area.Then they’re breeds like the #Malinois. Not known to be great tracking dogs, yet can excel in this area with the help of a good trainer/handler who can channel these inborn abilities to cater to our needs.
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It is utterly important to lay a proper foundation for both young and older dogs to learn to track properly. For tracking to connect, a dog must have some drive and be motivated by prey and hunger methods. Through time and patience we can tie in the motivational and prey-hunger drives to have a compatible teammate to reach a level of what a tracking #dog entails.
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Obviously there is much more involved but at least everyone can rest assure that even their #bulldog or #pug can be taught to #track if only we spent the proper time and training to do so because all a dog wants to do is make you happy, so if you give them the opportunity they’ll reward you with #happiness.
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This is @jager_the_malinois learning how to track on both dirt and grass and of course we are applying everything I wrote and know about what makes a dog a great tracker.

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