There’s a new tracking dog in town and her name is Madison! Actually, her name is now Ethos Intel Inside CGC TD. We are all so very proud of her! To be honest, I’m a bit worried about Madison taking over everything around here! At 8 months old, she earned her Canine Good Citizen, CGC Title, tracking certification, and now her Tracking Dog, TD Title. To say she is a little overachiever is an understatement!
Yesterday was an ideal day for tracking. The morning was cool and cloudy, the grass was tall, Madison put on her working furs, and was ready to work! There were three test tracks, and she drew track three, meaning she was the last dog. Because the draw was at 7am about an hour from our house, Mom got us all up at 3:30 so we could take short walks, eat, she could shower, and all that with the plan to leave at 5:30. Madison slept in the car until Mom got her out for her track. Track three was 460 yards long and had four turns.
Madison ran the track super fast, just like Bailie ran her TD track, about 4 1/2 minutes. It would have been faster, but Mom doesn’t run behind her dogs, she just walks as fast as she can. Both Bailie and Madison pull like crazy the entire track because they want to run! They both love to track. The above photo is Madison’s track layer, the guy who’s scent she had to follow. Mom says he didn’t smell at all, but Madison said he was super easy to follow in the tall grass. What do humans know?
The test was at Kinnickinnic State Park, the same place Bailie titled. There are lots of nice big fields for laying tracks. The sign at the park entrance also makes for a great photo spot!
Of course, there has to be a photo of the team with the judges. They were quite impressed with Madison’s abilities, especially being so young. One of them said, “it was beautiful to watch.” Now both my sisters will be training for TDX tests. They both want to get their TDX and VST Titles so they can earn their Champion Tracker Titles. I’m happy to stay home and keep an eye on the cats.
Groovy Goldendoodles says
That is outstanding – or as Harley would bark DOODLEtastic!!! I think you and Bailey better get prepared for lil’ Madison to take Minn by storm. We here in Doodleville are super excited to follow along with all her endeavors. Emma will we see you at BP?
Madison is really making Bailie and I look bad right now! We are happy for her, though. I don’t think we are going to be able to make it to BlogPaws as Mom’s business is way too busy and she can’t be gone for days. May is super busy for real estate. We really wanted to go to Myrtle Beach and see our friends, but it isn’t looking good right now.
Madison you are a super star! I always guessed it… like the peeps of NY who named her bestest park after you ;o)
She is taking the world by storm, even though she is just a little pup.
Good job Madison! What a smart pup you are.
She is really smart and knows what she needs to do. Then she goes back to being a puppy.
Meagan & Merlin says
Well done Madison!!!
She really did an amazing job!
Princess Leah says
Woohoo! *Mwah* Well done Maddison!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Thank you. We are so proud of the little one.
Ellen Shedlarz says
Doesn’t surprise me that Madison is a superstar but I’m with you Emma, feet on the couch watching a good baseball game.
I just don’t see the appeal of searching for someone’s glove in a field. Why? Bailie, Madison, and Mom think it is so much fun. Weird!
Two French Bulldogs says
Wow that is a large tracking area. You have a great sniffer
Lily & Edward
Dolly the Doxie says
Congratulations to Madison! She is quickly becoming the star in your pack! Love Dolly
She seems to be a real sports star!
Sparkle the PBGV says
Pawsome…just PAWSOME! Baby Madison is on the prowl again and earning those letters after her name. Emma,.you are the perfect cat sitter. XOXO, Sparkle
I don’t need more letters. I’ll let Madison do all that work.
My Golden Life says
Job very well done little one!! At the rate you’re going you will outshine Bailie. Uh-oh Bailie, watch out! Lol. Emma, enjoy watching your younger sisters cuz the blog is yours, girl. ?
Bailie is still ahead, but she needs to keep going or Madison will pass her up!
Knotty Toys for Good Dogs says
3 bum swings! 3 more!
Wooftastic work Madison!
Congratulations my furiend.
She is a real go getter type!
Oh my word! We are so impressed with your little sister, Emma. She is a star. Good work on being her big sister. We love the pictures and the post!! Have a great day, your doodle friend Dash
I have to admit, she is kind of shocking all of us with her diligence and hard work. We’re real proud of her.
Jan K says
Wow, that looks like quite a track too. Congratulations, Madison!! She is definitely well on her way to being a champion!
We think the sky might be the limit for this little one!
M. K. Clinton says
We are so proud of Madison. Bentley wanted to post it on our sports today but thought you’d like to share the news first. Maybe next Monday??
We are super proud of her too. She is really a hard worker for a puppy! Go ahead and put it in the news next week. Thanks for asking!
Congrats to Madison! What a busy little dog she is!
She is dabbling her paws in a bit of everything, but so far, tracking is her favorite thing to do.
Congrats to you sweet Madison! That is very impressive and we are so proud of you!
Thank you. She is a pretty smart pup!
Rama's Mama says
Congratulations! That is wonderful!
We’re all really excited and so proud of her too!
Savannah's Paw Tracks says
Meowza!!! way to go Madison!!
She’s our little superstar!
Kathy & Henry Heller says
Congrats Madison great job!! Emma you are the one that makes my day every day! Love to the whole crew
Thank you. It is my blog, but I share the limelight with my sisters from time to time.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Whoo hooo that is awesome! Congrats!!
We are so excited. She did so great and at her young age too.
Jodi Stone says
I think dogs, (like people) have different interests. It seems like Bailie and Madison really love to track, and that’s never a bad thing. 🙂
They are over the top nuts about tracking. I don’t get it, but they can’t get enough.
Sandy Weinstein says
A new star is born!…both you and Baile have a lot of work to do to catch up with this up and coming youngin! however, i know you are all happy for your lil sis.
She is on a roll, but we figure she will hit a speed bump at some point. Right now we are just enjoying watching her blossom.
2 Brown Dawgs says
Congratulations Madison. Good job.
She did an amazing job!
Tails Around the Ranch says
Gah Emma, your sisters are pawsome with their tracking skills. Way to set the bar high for them!
Those two would track 24/7 if Mom let them. They can’t get enough of it and they are really good at it too!