Tracking Classes...

During the year, DFW Tracking Club offers any or all of the 3 levels of tracking classes: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. Once a class is scheduled it will be posted on the website. Due to the class limits, enrollment will open 1 month before the start of each class session.  No enrollments will be taken early.

Cindi & DeckerBeginner classes - for those who are new to tracking, or starting a new dog.  The Beginners class starts at 9am, except for spring classes when the class will start at first light (usually 6:30am) in order for all classes to finish and get out of the heat.

Cindi & HarperIntermediate classes - for those who have a basic tracking foundation on the dog and are continuing to work towards the Tracking Dog title.  The intermediate class starts at 9:00 am or immediately following the beginner class.  In the spring the instructors may pull the intermediate in as early as 7am to complete in time to get out of the heat.

Advanced classes - for those who have earned the Tracking Dog title and are working towards the titles of Tracking Dog Excellent or Variable Surface Tracking.  The advanced class starts running tracks as they come of age.   These classes students are required to lay building block tracks and require several hours worth of commitment.

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Classes are typically scheduled for 8 weeks in the early morning of a Saturday or Sunday. They may be 2-6 hours in length. Because the Beginner classes especially are intensive and each week builds on the prior week, students should make the commitment to attend all of the sessions, instructors may assign additional student practice to augment classes.

Classes are held around the DFW area and vary from session to session depending on the land available and the class structure. Students and their dogs can expect to deal with a variety of ground covers, footing, and wildlife.

Benita & RedDogs need to learn to track with people around them. Students will be expected to watch other dogs work - both because of the benefits gained by the handler in watching other dogs and for the benefit to the working dog in having people around while it is working. During classes the dogs that are not being worked must be contained quietly and safely.

DFWTC is currently accepting class applications for the Winter classes
Location: Park Hill Park, Grand Prairie, TX
Date: Jan 5th - Feb 23rd
Classes: Beginner (4 spots), Intermediate (4 spots)
Times: 7:00am - Beginner, 9:00am - Intermediate
Cost: $120

If you are interested in a class, please click here to fill out the form and send it along with the amount, made payable to DFWTC, to:
DFW Tracking Club
C/O Cindi Todd
6861 Greenleaf Dr.
N. Richland Hills, TX 76180