Tracking is a challenging and rewarding dog sport which utilises your dog’s natural ability.
Dogs learn to use their amazing sense of smell, to follow a trail to find articles and the best reward of all, to find a tracklayer at the end. Handlers learn to read their dog’s body language, this enables them to trust their dog’s nose and follow them into the unknown.
We train in the beautiful forest at Gnangara Pine Plantation on Saturday mornings during the winter months. This is a wonderful backdrop for our tracking activities, allowing us to escape from the stresses of everyday life and enjoy the good company of our fellow trackers and of course build on the special bond we have with our four legged friends.
All dogs are welcome, both purebred and “special blends”; our current membership includes a Maltese cross to a Great Dane with everything in between!
Whether you are looking for an exciting new activity to share with your dog, or to take on the challenge of Tracking Trials, everyone is welcome at TrackWest.
For the advanced tracker we have Track & Search trials. This gives those who have achieved their Tracking Champion the chance to go on to more challenging tracks including urban and night tracking.
We hope you will all enjoy visiting us, to keep informed of upcoming events, get valuable training tips and to be entertained!
Unlike other disciplines the dog is in charge and they thrive on telling you what to do for a change. This is a team sport between you and your dog and fellow trackers.