I know this has been done before but it's a pertinent question with the recent recommendations in the SNH review of deer authorisations.
The review is suggesting that deer dogs are trained to a set standard and that some people have suggested that the standard could be based on continental models of training/testing.
This doesn't really fit for me, I was under the impression that these dedicated tracking dogs don't work in the dark? That's not going to be much use for a Lamping dog? Is there a European method that fits our needs in this country? What are folks opinions of how SNH should address the need for standardised training/testing for dogs?