|Dog Tracking Club of Maine
|WELCOME TO GONE TRACKING
the online home of the Dog Tracking Club of Maine (DTCM)
"The purpose of a Tracking Test is to demonstrate the dog's ability to
follow human scent, a skill that is useful in the service of mankind." (from
the AKC Tracking Regulation)
Who We Are
The Dog Tracking Club of Maine (DTCM) was formed in 1993 with the stated
a.) Encourage and promote the use of dogs in tracking and to do all possible to
develop this natural ability.
b.) Conduct tracking tests and sanctioned tracking matches under the rules and
regulations of the American Kennel Club (AKC);
c.) Do all possible to promote, develop, and advance the sport of tracking.
The club is incorporated in the State of Maine, as a not for profit organization.
Membership is open to all persons who are in good standing with the American
Kennel Club and who subscribe to the stated purposes of the Club. We are
licensed by the American Kennel Club to hold both the Tracking Dog Test (TD), the
Tracking Dog Excellent Test (TDX) and the Variable Surface Tracking Test (VST).
What We Do
The DTCM holds one or more AKC sanctioned tracking tests each year. For
specific information about our tests and other events, please consult the
Events/Tests page on this website. If you are new to the sport of dog tracking,
please visit our Info page which explains the sport. The Club holds training clinics
for both beginners and advance tracking dogs. We also have Tracking Judges
among our membership who can test and certify the dog for the Tracking Dog Test.
Please contact DTCM for the names of judges nearest you. Check our About Us
page for a membership application!
We typically hold monthly meetings (also on our Tests/Events Page) that are open
to the public. When weather permits, the meetings are held outdoors with a tracking
event in the morning and a club meeting in the afternoon.
Test info: contact Eric Lawson (president);
e-mail at email@example.com