Linda Bittle - West Plains, Missouri 65775

This is Not Where I Thought I Was Going

The Domestic Dog Tracking Project

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One of the accomplishments that I am most proud of is that I earned a certificate of completion in the 2008-2009 Tracking Intensive course at Wilderness Awareness School.

Students are challenged to work on a project during the 9 months of class, and to present that project to the class and the wider WAS community. The guidelines are pretty liberal. Anything related to tracking is allowed. Some students create beautiful artwork, write poetry or prose, while others track a particular species at their sit spot over the time of the course. One duo danced an interpretive dance of animal forms for an appreciative audience.

Extra points for making a discovery or in some way adding to the base of tracking knowledge!

I chose to research the tracks of domestic dogs. And, much to my surprise, I did make a discovery about canine foot morphology that shed new light on why dog tracks vary so much from the tracks of coyotes, wolves, and foxes!