Here’s a great article by Jeff Schettler. He talks about choosing a style for tracking (trailing) based on what you do. http://online.fliphtml5.com/mpvs/iaoy/
Yes, there are several “styles” of tracking, and the one you choose to work with, is based on YOUR uses, YOUR dog, and YOUR beliefs. Whatever ‘style’ you choose, just remember that each has their own merits, and none are really any better or worse than the others.
I continue to get people who want to ‘criticize’ my tracking style, only because they have learned a different ‘style,’ and they are not yet able to see the different styles for what they truly are. I actually train and work with different aspects of about three different tracking styles.
So let’s just stop all the judgmental criticism and train the way that works best for each of us.