Articles on track
The articles on track are used to check the sense of smell of the various subjects and are used in the tracking (Section A). In the FCI IPO world championship 2018 the objects are of 3 different types: carpet, leather and wood.
Each object is used only once, for each individual dog.
It is important that the objects have the smell of the tracklayer and for this they must be kept in his pocket for at least 30 minutes, so that they "take" his scent. (Therefore NOT in a plastic or synthetic bag).According to IPO regulation, the objects can be put down :
- the first after 100 steps from the start of the track
- the second at the discretion of the judge, depending on the type of terrain.
- the third at the end of the track