Should trackers have to pass some kind of test to qualify?

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4 thoughts on “Should trackers have to pass some kind of test to qualify?

  1. If dog is off leash i’d want cert for the dog and handler, Bringselverweiser.
    On leash I don’t think cert req’d, but to belong to a group the group could require or not as they wished.

  2. Yes.
    It should be a test that involves all things needful for trackers to know. It might well involve knowledge of firearms and firearm safety, but would chiefly involve specific aspects of tracking wounded game intelligently and safely with a dog.

  3. The handler, no, the dog should attend a test (like ‘Trackfest’). This is advised but NOT mandatory. It will be mandatory though for off-leash-tracking-dogs like ‘Totverweiser’ and/or ‘Totverbeller’, as this is considered advanced tracking a certification needs to be obtained for this activity. This will help to comply with ON hunting regulations.

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