I have a six month old BMH that is doing great in all respects, apart from... Chasing unwounded deer whilst out walking!
9 times out of 10 I can get her either back with me or make her sit before she realises there are deer in close proximity, however when she does chase she is gone for several minutes. She never catches them and always comes back.
I am very wary that her chasing unwounded deer will heavily dilute her ability to track due to following a fresh scent will be seen as more exciting. Does anyone have any suggestions that will help me stop her following fresh scents on a track? I haven't ever bollocked her for chasing deer, reasons for this are: 1. Because eventually I want her to chase and despatch wounded deer if that is what is required, 2. When she comes back, the bollocking will appear to her to be a bollocking for coming back, not for chasing deer which is counter-productive.Any thoughts would be greatly received.