Trained Poodle Tracks Lost Service Dog

Highly trained miniature poodle tracks and finds a missing service dog near El Paso, TX.

El Paso, TX, August 02, 2012 --( A young lady named Melissa was recently visiting her grandparents in Fabens, TX when her service dog Cobalt accidentally slipped out of the yard and wandered off. Responding to a plea for help, El Paso resident Norma Rust and her tracking dog came to the rescue and quickly found the missing pooch.

Melissa had searched the internet in vain to locate a bloodhound after she discovered her dog was missing. When she came across Norma's name on a local website, she sent off an email plea for help. Norma agreed to bring her trained dog to try and track the missing Cobalt. Cowboy, formally known as OTCH Sandstorm Pardon My Dust VCD3 UDX3 OM2 TDX MX MXJ, is a highly trained miniature poodle. He sniffed Cobalt's service dog jacket, and off he went. Nose to the ground, he lead Norma and Melissa down streets and around corners. Then, Melissa excitedly called out when she sighted her dog. A joyous reunion followed.

Norma commented that Cowboy had not practiced his tracking for several years. Furthermore, he had never found a missing dog before, since he had only tracked people in the past. This day, however, he proved himself a real tracking champion.

Norma has taught tracking classes for the Tracking Club of El Paso, as well as the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a long time member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI.) For information on tracking in the El Paso area, contact Norma at
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