How many of you out there take your dog with you when out stalking as opposed to just leaving it in the car just in case?
I took the "wifes" Miniature Shnauzer out with me for the first time today. He's 18 mths old, had plenty of deer feet to chew on, followed a few tracks I've laid for him and seen maybe 3 Roe carcasses that I've brought back and butchered in front of him so he can relate to their smell.
What I wasn't expecting was for him to start "Pointing", pulling on his lead and letting out little squeeks when we were downwind of the deer. The 2 that I saw were about 100yds off when I saw them, he definately couldn't see them. Unfortunately I couldn't get a clear shot at either for his troubles.
It's quite good to know that he is switched on to them but in truth he was a pain in the backside because he's so keen there's no way he'd stay to heel for very long even with his lead on and he also sounds like a herd of elephants trampling through the leaf litter
Unfortunately unless i'm going to sit out and ambush them he'll be spending his stalking career sat in the car which is a shame really ??: