Yes it's really strong for the dog, what you have to remember is when the dog sniffs the scent it takes everything up the nose it then goes two ways it then swirls the scent into the mouth along with going to the scent receptors so snorting salt and other things is not good keep it natural, it is strong enough not to need blending with other things, and adding liver or anything else is only going to make it stronger still, you actually only need a tiny drop here and there or a woundbed and that's it, the more you use the easier it is for the dog and the lazier you will make your dog. for HS we use nothing but cleave scent and that's it, my opinion is working ground disturbance alone is far better in the long run as you make it the hardest it will ever be, having a dog follow a scent without blood over other distraction and knowing your dog is still following is the key, the times I have tracked and we have nothing to go on for a long time, the stalker will question if the dog is correct, then the dog will indicate a spot of blood you have something to show and this is important, work with no blood then work to get the dog to indicate a spot of blood on a leaf or branch mid track and mark this. and pay close attention to your dog and watch the difference blood makes.
Yea mate been reading the John Jeanneney book and it explains the sign for gut shots, leg bone etc. Trying to mix tracks so that some have plenty of blood, some have very little. I havent tried one without blood past about 20 metres just yet.100% pure blood!
But remember in your training, that not every animal that is shot bleeds.
You don’t Need a lot of blood, i started my dog on 25ml of blood on 100m and finished at 1000m with 25mlYea mate been reading the John Jeanneney book and it explains the sign for gut shots, leg bone etc. Trying to mix tracks so that some have plenty of blood, some have very little. I havent tried one without blood past about 20 metres just yet.