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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
You can also make the tracks themselves more challenging (of course the conditions you show are very challenging already). I use three things to get a deeper nose; smaller/more difficult articles (sometimes more of them depending on the dog), food and harder tracks. In my older dogs I also will use a bit of pressure if they start to screw around too much. Something else I do is work with what is natural for the dog. Some dogs are not genetically deep nosed tracking dogs. We can make them more careful and more accurate, but other than going to methods that I won't use, we can't force them to work in a way that is not natural to them.
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