I use a German Shepherd to track deer that I've shot, especially useful in woodlands. She tracks very well and has saved the bacon on many occasions, in fact I will not stalk without her. But when it comes to nettles she is very easily put off and this mornings stalk brought it to a head.
I shot a Roe on the edge of a wood which then ran about 20 yards into the wood through nettles. As soon as the dog got to them she did everything not to track in, going on false trails etc. The blood trail was that obvious I managed to find the Roe with little problem.
Any tips to get her over this. I can lay tracks in fields etc and she will follow them all day long but.........................