this may sound daft,
but i have a wee collie sheltie cross (cozzy) and he has a fantastic nose. i know most dogs do but he seems to be really keen to find just about anything i lay out for him.
he is not shy with the rifles or shotgun as he sometimes comes with me when im out, and he never seems to mind.
so i did some tests a few weeks ago to see if he could find a couple of legs and i hope to take him out with some blood socked socks.
i placed the munty legs about 9 mtrs in the wood under some bramble, gave him a good old sniff of one of the other legs ( i know its not a real test) but it was just to see if he could do it. and with a bit of help from my shooting mate, we managed to find them after some pointing and hand signals etc.
you see i have never even thought of trying to train a dog other then as a domestic pet,
walk on, sit. speak, bath, grub up, dinner, and bed, the normal commands etc.
so what im asking really is this, can any dog be used if they have a nose for it or am i just thinking hes ok coz he's my mate etc.