Sunday: 1 hour old trail on snow at 9am
Deer parts: supplied by Pendle and The Scudd - Big Thanks! All this work not possible without the constant stream of parts.
Trail included: Blood at start point; Deer cleats walked up trail; lungs dragged along same trail; blood and deer flesh flecked along trail; Deer skin and legs at end of trail with piece of deer meat and skin/fur to shake as reward.
Action: 11 week old Airedale bitch (Sika) clear interest coming onto trail
Clear pointing when downwind and coming onto trail
Locks in on scent and shows high prey drive when working up trail systematically; clear signs of excitement
Took roughly 2 mins to finish full 10metres
Low temperature (first time in snow) slightly distracting but the pup worked fantastic.
A ton of praise at the end with deer fur to play with in the warmth of the house later that day.
Thursday's session - All parts, blood and fur supplied by Gentleman Jim..........Massive thanks!!!.............Another few weeks work possible!