Our puppies are now ten weeks old and soon will be going to their new homes. When the weather allows and it is not too hot, they get some preliminary training and testing on fresh deer liver drags. At the age of ten weeks pups are not ready yet for aged blood lines. It is difficult however to work them on the fresh blood as they stop and lick blood droplets or smears off the grass and ground. The advantage of deer liver is that it leaves a strong scent but no blood to lick.
Below is a video of Quentin taken yesterday. The scent line created by dragging deer liver was around 70 yards and had three turns. Quentin was very impressive - motivated and driven, close to the line, and very much interested in the liver. This is what we like to see.
To watch this video in a different resolution click here.