There are now 2 tracking books from which to choose: Fascinating Scent: A Tracking Manual and The Fascinating Scent Tracking Workbook as well as the new starting procedure Tracking Essentials: Getting Off To a Good Start. These books are also available as e-books for those who live outside of the U.S. There is also a book on training puppies and the new children’s fiction book, The Round Cat Trilogy.
Train Right From the Start (a puppy training manual) by Susan H. Eldred
This book now contains color photos of adorable puppies.This book is all about puppies, what you need to know and do in order to raise a puppy to be a good citizen in your home and have lots of fun in the process. The book includes photos and drawings by the author.
Fascinating Scent Tracking Book (manual) by Susan H Eldred and Orrin Eldred
This book is a manual on tracking covering methods, problem solving, background, experiences, theory. It is written in a light, easy-to-read manner. The author has added black and white photographs to help illustrate her points as well as drawings and charts as needed.
The Fascinating Scent Tracking Workbook: A Series of Fun Exercises To Improve Your Dog’s Confidence and Your Handling By Susan H. Eldred
Available as a printed book with some color and some black and white photos for $20. Also available as a full-color book on a CD for $20. The printed book along with the CD is available for $30.
This is a 100 page workbook with fun exercises for you and your dog. The book is 8 ½” by 11” in a comb binding, so it will lay flat when open. The first part of the book contains the exercises and directions. Part II is a section on problem solving including which exercises will help with which problems. Both sections are illustrated with photos and diagrams or charts.
These exercises were developed for use in the Fascinating Scent tracking camps. Since many people can’t get to camp, they can now take advantage of the exercises used to improve their dogs’ confidence and their handling.
Tracking Essentials: Getting Off to a Good Start by Susan H. Eldred
is a short pamphlet (6 pages) that describes the most current method I use to start dogs in tracking. This has been developed through years of teaching dogs at tracking camp. It gets the dogs and handlers off to a solid foundation in a short time, allowing the team to start tracking regular tracks very quickly. It is written for those new to the sport as well as experienced handlers. The pages come in a sleeve protector so they can be added to a notebook. It sells for $5. It is a wonderful companion to the other two books.
The Round Cat Trilogy has its own page.