The Finnish tracking trial is performed in a forest. The trial is divided into parts. The dog must:find the track from a searching line andfollow the track to it's ending point
A participating dog is working in a tracking harness and in a 10 meter long lead.
The searching line is a marked distance between two points in terrain. The track crosses the searching line at unknown distance.
The dog must independently find and pick up the track from this line. The instructor follows the dog at 10 meters distance (the lead). The dog must find the track from the line and start tracking it correctly in 5 minutes of time
The track itself (made by a helper) travels winding in and out, and forms angles, in the terrain. When the track is being made, on the track will be left six wooden objects, the last one at the end of the track. To estimate the accuransy of a dogs tracking, instructor must bring all the founded objects to the judge. The judge doesn't follow the tracking dog in the terrain.