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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Women can be excellent handlers of blood tracking dogs. Sally Marchmont proves it.

We wrote about Sally Marchmont and her dachshund Petey in the past. Petey's registered name is Matthias von Moosbach-Zuzelek, and he is a son of Buster and Keena; he is now five and a half years old. Sally lives in Vermont and belongs to Vermont Deer Trackers. Few days ago Sally wrote:

Petey and I have had a very good start to the season, and I think you're right - he's in his prime. He can still sometimes be a little too enthusiastic, but he is slowing down a little bit, and definitely using his head more. He's become much more reliable about circling himself back around when he loses the track, and slowing himself down and really working until he picks it up again.

None of our tracks so far has been anything too exciting or out of the ordinary - just good tracking work from Petey on deer that would otherwise have been lost. I'm attaching a couple of pictures - one is a nice 7-pointer, the other a doe, but both hunters equally appreciative.  So far we've taken 8 calls with 5 finds, so I'm expecting a dry spell will happen pretty soon to bring the numbers back to normal.

I'll send you another update as the season goes on. Hope you have a successful and safe tracking season.

Congratulations to Sally and Petey!

1 comment:

Lindsjö taxar said...

Of course can everybody be handlers for tracking