Mastering Variable Surface Tracking: The Component Training Approach Book by Ed Presnall ©2004 Component training is widely recognized as THE way to teach Variable Surface Tracking. This method works equally well for dogs that have already achieved Tracking Dog or Tracking Dog Excellent titles or for beginning trackers. Breaking the complete track down into individual elements abnd teaching each challenge before putting together a complete track offers handler and dog the opportunity to perfect each element and assures a high rate of success. The book provides excellent information about the sport of tracking and VST in particular as well as a detailed training program to guide you step-by-step to a title. The workbook provides lesson plans and exercises using the various components. Sample training maps and tracking notes show you how to use the components in training and how to evaluate your progress. Together the book and spiral bound workbook provide a unified, and highly successful, training program. Book: 226 pages, black & white photogrpahs & illustrations, 8 1/4" x 9" Workbook: 130 pages w/ diagrams, 11" x 8 1/2" spiral-bound softcover.