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    Equipment, gear

    Ok now that I see things in a different light and Im begining to understand.

    What would be the minimum recomended gear needed to train a dog to foot/ blood scent? Would I be correct in thinking.....

    Scent shoes or similar??
    Collar/ harness
    Tracking rope
    Perhaps a little btle for blood.


    Nutty

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    Marker tape would help as you progress. NO BLOOD required!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deer man View Post
    Marker tape would help as you progress. NO BLOOD required!

    Cheers. No blood? Would that make a difference if my dog is a GWP?

    Nutty

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    No difference. The one thing you can guarantee is the deer walked in and out!

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    Nothing wrong with useing a little blood at the beginning of any track training, it depends on who the trainer is.
    The end product will be a dog that can track scent.
    I have seen both methods of training and both work.

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    And yes paul marker tape always a must weather training tracks or the real thing,

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    Regarding the scent shoes, I don't think they're absolutely necessary more of a nice to have, I just gaffa-taped a deer hock to the bottom of a ski pole and off I went prodding it in the ground to the side of where I was walking, (just to one side of myself whilst walking, not each side as this would make a zig-zaggy track!) It was also plain to see that the dog was following the scent from the hocks and not where I was walking.

    I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination but it seems to be working well so far.
    Last edited by Jonher; 19-02-2014 at 12:42.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonher View Post
    Regarding the scent shoes, I don't think they're absolutely necessary more of a nice to have, I just gaffa-taped a deer hock to the bottom of a ski pole and off I went prodding it in the ground to the side of where I was walking, (just to one side of myself whilst walking, not each side as this would make a zig-zaggy track!) It was also plain to see that the dog was following the scent from the hocks and not where I was walking.

    I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination but it seems to be working well so far.

    Good idea.

    Nutty

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuttyspaniel View Post
    Ok now that I see things in a different light and Im begining to understand.

    What would be the minimum recomended gear needed to train a dog to foot/ blood scent? Would I be correct in thinking.....

    Scent shoes or similar??
    Collar/ harness
    Tracking rope
    Perhaps a little btle for blood.


    Nutty
    good supply of fresh hooves (can freeze them)
    and some food
    skin to rag

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    Quote Originally Posted by stone View Post
    good supply of fresh hooves (can freeze them)
    and some food
    skin to rag
    Cheers Stone Ive plenty hooves. Ill need to remember the skin of the next 1 dont miss!!!! Lol.

    Nutty

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