Today, there are two common ways of tracking.The first is “foot step tracking” (FST) and the other is “Tracking Through Drive” (TTD).
FST is more suitable for sports such as Schutzhund.
Schutzhund, is a sport for dogs aiming to gain the highest scores so we have to be very precise.
We want to train our dogs to follow every foot step with precision and slower tracking.

TTD is more appropriate for police work because the tracking is quicker and allows police to catch the suspect faster.
TTD training is different because the dog has more freedom to take lead and follow the scent.
The dog rushes in the direction of the scent, instead of following each footstep like in Schutzhund.