Fran Smith, West Palm Beach, FL (Tracking)
I discovered the sport of tracking over 30 years ago and I still think it is the most fun you can have with your dogs. Up in the morning, romping thru the fields with dew still on the grass, what could be better?
For a couple of decades, I have shared in training new trackers and regularly instructing a tracking group in South Florida. I have been a Tracking judge since the 90’s and have judged hundreds of tests, laid miles of tracks and our students have found tracking success including TDX and VST titles. My family and I have titled dogs to TDU, TD, TDX, VST and CT titles. I have judged in different parts of the country and find that Florida tracking offers some unique scenting challenges. Good luck to all the participants.