Bodi and I started training for tracking on Sunday. We've spent the past few months in manners/obedience classes teaching him to listen to me, now we're going to go to classes to teach me to listen to him It should be a fun change for both of us. I believe I've found a very capable trainer -- he generally teaches Search and Rescue/Recovery rather than AKC tracking, but Bodi and I are both having a great time so far. I do have a question for anyone out there that has done any AKC tracking: Are the dogs supposed to alert when they find an article? Or are they supposed to deliver it to the handler? The official rules don't say how the dog should react at the find, just that the handler has to give the articles to the judge at the end of the track. Can anyone tell me what is commonly taught?