Hows yours doing?
The pup is doing great. Haven't gotten to put her on a deer yet. I'm kinda waiting for a slam dunk easy job for her first one. She's smoking the homemade trails though.
My older male is doing good. He found one two nights ago. Unfortunately it wasn't dead when he got to it and he ran it out of the country.
Its so easy its not even fun
That's a good sign. A good trick is to get a bell for him and put it on a separate collar. Only put that collar on him when you want him to trail stuff. That way he knows when the bell collar goes on, it's time to sniff for deer.
ETA: And try to train him with something that bleeds. Deer liver is the best, with beef liver in a distant 2nd. That liver smell is impossible to replicate and it's what they'll be smelling on a gut shot deer.
This post was edited on 10/7 at 3:22 pm