Handler and hound (under 1 year), have now reached a great point in their training. A track was laid down 22 hours prior to the follow up. Conditions were tough as it was a very dry morning and the first third of the track was on the dead forest floor which was like a desert. Plenty of water was used not only to keep the dog hydrated but used around the dogs nose to aid the olfactory system.
The team did remarkably well on this track and made it through without too much difficulty, even with a great deal of fresh live scent everywhere.
Once the hound had rested we then moved on to search for a few unmarked shot sites, again aged some 22 hours old and in varying habitat. The hound really enjoyed this exercise and they both worked well using established search techniques.