Megan Hundley and “Beckett”—new Tracking Dog Urban (TDU)!
In the summer of 2013 the AKC announced a new tracking test called Tracking Dog Urban (TDU) that would be starting on January 1, 2014. The rules of the TDU may be found here: http://www.akc.org/events/tracking/tdu.cfm
On January 1, 2014 there were three TDU test being offered in the USA. Portland DTC was offering one at the University of Portland. The judges were Mr. Curt Curtis and Mrs. Karla Curtis.
We entered; won the catalog draw and decided to run in the test. We drew track 2 and successfully completed a 5 turn 450 yard track in an urban environment. Our track had about 70 yards of non-vegetated surfaces and took us about 15 minutes to complete.