Friday, May 21, 2010

VST Training

I think the picture of Asia ringed by the flowers should put to rest any accusations of being a manly kind of girl :) Not that we hold grudges, of course!!!

I wanted to share a training video we did of the girl-who-is-not-a-boy. Asia is working on VST -- Variable Surface Tracking. Here is the description of a VST track from the AKC: "The track will have a minimum of three (3) different surfaces, which will include vegetation and two (2) areas devoid of vegetation, such as concrete, asphalt, gravel, sand, hard pan, or mulch. The areas devoid of vegetation will comprise at least one-third (1/3) but not more than two-thirds (2/3) of the total length of the track" (AKC Tracking Rules).

This is a very difficult test to pass, with a passing rate of about 4% (yes -- FOUR percent); just one berner has ever done it and Asia plans to be #2 -- well, I plan it but she agrees as it involves Sausage McMuffins from the Dollar Menu. Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of her track today -- thanks to Kim for taping and my tracking partner, Teressa, for laying the great track...

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