The Basset Hound can participate in many activities.  This is the School to get started in obedience, tracking,  scent work, and hunting performance tests.


Course 401
 Tracking with a Basset Hound Workbook Course

This Course is designed to give you the information and experience necessary to become familiar with all levels of tracking tests. *

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*Additional texts are required for this course.  As they are copyrighted material, we have included the information required for you to obtain the material.

Tracking from the Ground Up by Sandy Ganz & Sue Boyd.

Revised  edition. Show Me Publications, 1992.  Available in print or downloadable format from www.amazon.com or in print from www.dogwise.com.

Tracking with a Basset Hound by Ruth Paule

(Note: Ruth Paule is a pioneer in the sport of tracking and her methods are very helpful.  However, there have been AKC rules changes since her booklet was written and is the reason for using the current AKC Tracking Regulations.)

Tracking Regulations (AKC, amended to January, 2014)
This booklet is available at www.akc.org in a downloadable PDF at no charge.  If you are thinking of competing for a Tracking Title, this is a must have.  

Tracking from the Ground Up and Tracking with a Basset Hound discuss methods for preparing you and your dog for a test.  AKC Tracking Regulations tells you specifically what you are aiming for and what your dog must pass in order to attain its title.

 

Course 402
 Scent and the Scenting Dog Workbook Exercise Program

This Course is designed to teach you about scent work with your dog. *

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(This Exercise program is printable if you wish to print your own Flashcards)

*An additional text is required for this course.  As it is copyrighted material, we have included the information required to obtain the book, Scent and the Scenting Dog.

Scent and the Scenting Dog by William G. Syrotuck 
Barkleigh Productions, Inc.  This book is available in print or downloadable format at  www.amazon.com.
 

This Course is designed to give you the information and experience necessary to compete in the Hunting Performance Test.

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Current Hunting Performance Test Rules are available at www.basset-bhca.org (The Basset Hound Club of America website) in a downloadable PDF at no charge.  If you are going to compete - this is a must have.

 

This Course is designed to give you the information and experience necessary to compete in the Hunting Performance Test.

Click the Book to go to the Course

Additional texts are not required for this course.  If you plan to or are thinking of competing in Obedience or Rally, you should be familiar with current AKC Rules and Regulations regarding these events.

Obedience Rules and Regulations (including Rally) is a must have if your are going to compete.  It is available at www.akc.org in a downloadable PDF at no charge.
 

There are many activities available for the Basset Hound.  Those of you who wish to find more things to do with your Basset Hound should explore the possibilities. 
Explore the other schools and spend some time on the Basset Hound Club of America Website and the AKC Website.  Information on other activities that you can participate with your Basset can be found on both sites.
If you would like to see a BHCA Event, scheduling information is available on the BHCA Website. 
You might want to consider becoming a member of the BHCA or one of the Basset Hound Clubs throughout the United States.  Information for this as well as finding a reputable BHCA Member Breeder is available on the BHCA Website.

The Basset Hound Club of America Website:

 www.basset-bhca.org

The American Kennel Club Website:

www.akc.org


Thank you for taking time to learn more about this wonderful breed.

 

 

 

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