Training to Track: How Do You Start?
This session covers a simple drill we do to begin training a lab or any other breed of dog to track wounded deer.
Training a dog to track wounded deer is not hard. What it takes is connecting value to the scent of an injured deer. For Retrievers, the reward found at the end of the line is a retrieve. This process should be fun for the dog, and turned into a game! All dogs track naturally, we just need to teach them what scents to follow and unlock their inner blood trailing instincts.
In this video, Chris Smith of Victory Deer Recovery walks you through how to start training your dog to track a wounded deer.
We hope you enjoy it and find success training your lab to track wounded deer!