About Tracking

Fascinating fact: Dogs have a sense of smell that’s between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than ours! That strong sense of smell is the reason why dogs are well-suited for emergency search-and-rescue work. So what do you do with your ever-nosey dog? Get him involved in an AKC Tracking event where he can sniff and smell to his heart’s content and demonstrate his natural ability to recognize and follow a scent. It’s the perfect way for you and your dog to enjoy many hours together, outside in the fresh air, honing his natural abilities. For full information about AKC Tracking visit the AKC Tracking page.

The Nebraska Kennel Club regularly offers Tracking Tests. Information about upcoming trials can be found here on our website and our Facebook page.


  • Tracking Class 2022

    Beginner & Advanced Tracking Classes

    Saturdays starting September 24 Thru October 29, 2022
    Location:  First class will be held at Chalco Hills Recreation Area, other week’s location will vary.

    Class Fee: $75.00

    Tracking Class Waiver Form

    The Nebraska Kennel Club will be offering Tracking Classes from September 24, 2022 thru October 29, 2022.

    Cost of the class will be $75.00 per team.  Money will help with expenses for our Tracking Test.  Classes will be held Saturday mornings starting with the Beginner Class at 9:00am and Advanced class at 10:30am rain or shine unless it is severe weather.

    Instructors will be Shelly Rehmeier and Sue Volkmer.

    The following classes will be offered:

    Beginner class: (4 spots) Teams that are just starting or are already started and need help.

    Advanced Class: (3 spots) Dogs that are getting ready for a TD and/or Certification.

    If the Advanced level does not fill, more Beginners may be added.

    Classes are small to allow a lot of training time for each team.

    Beginner class will be approx. 1 to 1.5 hours.  Advanced class will be as long as needed.

    Week 1 will be held at Chalco Hills Recreation Area.  Subsequent week locations may vary.

    If interested send your check and completed waiver form, No Later than September 21, 2022 to:

      Shelly Rehmeier
    P.O. Box 6
    Waterloo, NE  68069

    We look forward to seeing you at our classes and thank you for supporting NKC Tracking.

Previous Tracking Tests

Click one of the links below to view photos from prior Tracking Tests.