Hi all I've stalked with several stalkers who have dogs that can track deer. Before the track start I witness a few verbal commands to the dogs and there off on the trail. I've tried this with mine but she seems to start off a little slow but gets more interested the closer she gets to the end result.
Last two times I've done training I've given her a hoof to play with just before shes.placed on the track I've noticed this revs her up in which she's switched on straight away and works a little faster overall there is much more improvement. If she over passes a turn she'll correct herself quicker too.
Is it good practice to allow her a hoof before hand or not.
One thing I have been doing is when defrosting venison liver keeping the blood and using it again even defrosting it and a defrosted liver produces a good decent amount. I don't ave scent shoes do I zip tie hoofs to walking sticks.