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Clean Boot Tracking - with Uk's Reknown John Rogerson


Sat 9 Apr 2016, 9:00am–4:30pm
Sun 10 Apr 2016, 9:00am–4:30pm

Where: Blind & Low Vision NZ, 96 Bristol St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Dog Handler Team: $225.00 ea
  • Auditor (no dog): $175.00 ea
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Listed by: nakeddog

This is 1 of 5 events that John Rogerson is presenting in April 2016

What is Clean Boot Tracking? It is what blood hounds do when they are tracking escaped prisoners. It's just like the movies! You're dog can learn too! Any dog can do it.

This course ran for the first time in the UK in 2014, was a great success, and has now been run in various countries around the world. This is ‘real’ tracking where the dog is actually trained to follow the scent of the tracklayer, unlike AKC or UK Kennel Club Working Trials where the dog is not actually trying to find the tracklayer. Clean boot tracking is great fun and much more practical than most forms of competition tracking for both the dog and handler!

As in working trials, the dog is required to follow the track of a person but unlike Working Trials, the dog is not required to take multiple turns on the track - it is much like search and rescue tracking where the dog is actually trying to find the person who laid the track not minute articles that the tracklayer has carefully placed! The culmination of the track is for the dog to reach the end and then identify the person who laid the track from a line up of suspects! It is carried out at a fast walk or slow jog and has much more of a practical purpose than working trials or Schutzhund tracking - both great dog sports in their own right, but this is ...Different!! PLUS lots of fun to train.

Who is this course for? Perfect entry level for anyone wanting enhance nose work. This is a core skill of a man hunter.

Who is John Rogerson?

John Rogerson is the founder and principle lecturer of the Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour in the United Kingdom. He is widely acclaimed as one of the world's leading trainer behaviourists, having pioneered many of the techniques that have now become standard practice in behaviour therapy and training.

John is the author of eight books and has produced two videos. John Rogerson

Last book: The Dog Vinci Code (This is in the CCC's library, or order it on Amazon)

John is in great demand as a training and behaviour consultant and in this capacity runs many courses worldwide to impart his skills and knowledge to others.

The organisations that he has run courses for and lectured to include:

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Central Scottish Police Dogs
U.S. Air Force Dog Section
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Dog Aid
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
The National Canine Defense League
The Blue Cross
The R.S.P.C.A.
Illinois State University
Southampton University
Bombay Vet School
Defense Animal Centre
Cyprus Defense Animal Support
Dog AID(Assistance in Disability)
Australian Territories
Washington State Vet School
Indian National Kennel Club
Cuban Ministry of the Interior
Miami Fire Department
The National Animal Welfare Trust
The Univ. of Pisa, Italy
John has recently been given the honour of being invited to sit on the committee of the Companion Animal Welfare Council, whose function is to advise Parliament on issues relating to companion animals in the U.K.

John is a founder member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and is the founder of Support Dogs and Dog Aid.

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