I am currently working on training a friends Dog to come stalking with me, it is a basset x cocker which makes for an extremely charming looking hound! Has a brilliant nose and is very steady, certainly no problem finding a scent trail, problem being it is completely silent when it gets to the deer (skin at the moment) and doesn't want to come away untill I get to it. As you can imagine, in the scottish woods this is not very useful.
Therefore I am trying to train it to "speak up", the problem is I cannot get it to bark through the usual methods of finding what causes it to bark etc etc etc, the only time it barks is if it is troubled by something unusual that it doesn't like. Naturally I would like to avoid scaring the poor thing into barking.
Has anyone got any ideas of how I can get the little bugger to make noise?