Fun tracking drills last night in the Clark Fork River with Liesel Weapon. Basically I wanted to rep some tracks that traveled across large waterways. A dog cannot literally track across that much water but Liesel definitely has a pattern of working the odor picture when the POI actually crosses the river and I wanted to study how she works that challenge more.
I just let her do her thing...she takes her time at each obstacle...gives off a definitive pattern of working the scent then we both jump into river, cross and pick the track back up on the other side.
Took her about an hour to work this problem. There were 4 major swims and she never quit hunting. She's 7 now and I continue to learn about/ be amazed at her stamina, grit and passion for tracking.