The now nearly 7 month old Weimaraner is coming on well so yesterday I did her a track using only a few drops of blood here and there, up to now I've also used a bit of skin and / or feet. I fed her a dummy by walking on a few yards without any blood drops then back tracked and changed direction continuing the trail. At the end I left a plastic container with a piece of raw meat reward for her and covered it over with twigs and leaves. Now this was quite rough ground thick with brambles so no easy challenge.
3 hours later she performed fantastic not fooled by my dummy track but having to work from blood drop to drop. A few minutes later she had completed the track and looked at me as if to say WTF all this work for an empty plastic tub. I felt gutted for her as something had thieved her reward. She had to make do with a few meaty chunks and lots of praise