AKC tracking events are the competition form of canine search and rescue. These Tracking events provide training for dogs and their handlers to meet some human needs for tracking and finding lost humans or other animals, as well as, demonstrating the extremely high level of scent capability that dogs possess.
We've all seen movies with dogs following the trail of an escapee through swamps. The AKC's Tracking Tests allow dogs to demonstrate their natural ability to recognize and follow human scent. This vigorous outdoor activity is great for canine athletes. Unlike Agility and Obedience events that require a dog to qualify three times, a dog only needs to complete one track successfully to earn each title.
Lori Lickly has been training and hunting with Golden Retrievers for 30 years. She enjoys working with her dogs in several dog sports, including field, obedience, agility, and others. She loves to learn new and innovative ways to communicate with her dogs, and regularly attends training seminars and workshops to help her become a better trainer. She also enjoys working with others to help them learn to train and bond with their dogs, and to achieve their goals as owners/trainers. She has been teaching classes in field and obedience for over 10 years.
JH, SH, MH (AKC Field/Hunt Test titles)
CD, CDX (AKC Obedience titles)
WC/WCX (Golden Retriever Club of America field certifications)
CGC (AKC Canine Good Citizen certification)
TDI (Therapy Dog International team certifications)