out of curiosity... when stalking through woodland with an HPR do you
- let you dog range few metres ahead of you
- do you keep them with their hind quarters level with your knee,
- do you keep them right back?
I've tried all three but find with my current GWP, that when she ranges ahead she stretches the limits and ends up bumping the deer (she was trained on birds before I got her and hasn't quite worked out that flushing isn't part of the game with deer), and when she is at heel she won't rode in.
She's coming up to retirement and I want to get things right with her apprentice!