right guys i need some questions answering by those that know far more than me.
I headed off to my ground in dumfries yesterday and got onto a new piece of land had a stalk and later on had a missed call and then a few more so knew something was wrong.
i had been asked out to track a leg shot roe in yorkshire and it had gone a good distance and darkness came in, they had marked so much of the trail before stopping and ringing.
i packed up and headed off i got on the ground this morning for 6 am the roe had been shot at 8pm and we had had a massive downpour making things even harder so was really aprehensive indy would be able to work a hard trail with little to no blood over that timescale.
we went to the strike and was assured the roe went off in a semicircle before heading for thick forest on a really steep bank. indy set off indicating the strike and was off like a shot went round in a big arc and stopped for a second at a blood spatter it was still present even after the rain so my hopes built but on indication she glanses back to let me know but is keen to be straight on and i find every track she does she is wanting to move quicker.
should i be slowing her right down? as i am trying to not put her off and you can see when she moves off line she quickly corrects but it is quick i am worried she is going way to fast.
she marked the couch and crawled under a tree were it had been layed up but had moved the track went on for 600 metres before we crossed onto another boundry at what point would you say that legally you can track for under humane dispatch i ended up leaving the rifle and headed off now i took her off as this deer was very mobile and didnt want to go further across someone elses land i know to be a right pain in the arse ,we went back to a point and indy did exactly the same so i am positive indy did everything right. I would also be keen to ask to watch someone work there dog under a real situation if posible i am learning alot from indy but would like to understand more myself.
do dogs work at different paces or do you control the pace all help greatly recieved thanks, wayne