Tracking on foot

Tracking wild dogs on foot can be difficult, tedious and time consuming. To successfully track using tracks and signs, a great deal of skill and local knowledge of the area, as well as the likely behaviour of the wild dogs, is required.

In addition, unless the pack is habituated to seeing people on foot they are likely to run away before a head count can even be completed. This method is, however, not without its’ merits. If a pack moves into an area inaccessible to vehicles for an extended amount of time it if very useful to be able to locate them by tracking them on foot.