The Deer Initiative

LDG - Deer Track and Recovery with Dogs


Published date: 01/07/2015

Lincolnshire Deer Group 

Deer Track and Recovery with Dogs

Sunday 13th September 2015
Roughton Village Hall nr Woodhall Spa 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Training and Development Day:

We hope to encourage more people to gain knowledge of how to train their dog to track wounded animals. Training is open to anyone with an interest in tracking dogs. 

This day will cover:

  • Shot site (strike) scenario and why shot site inspection is so important to tracking.
  • Breeds of dog and choosing a puppy
  • Training equipment
  • Principles of scent
  • Starting training, classroom and practical sessions on how to get started and maintain progress. 
  • These days are ideal for those who are starting out in tracking or want to train a new dog the right way for tracking purposes. Even if you have used dogs for tracking in the past but have not given them structured training or had a chance to discuss training techniques with experienced handlers, you will find this day useful. Dogs are welcome and will usually get an opportunity to do a short track.

Areas covered:
  • Shooter/tracker analysis of incident
  • Shot site inspection, scenarios and decision making
  • Tracks put down at different lengths of time and through different terrains to give the dog and handler more experience.
  • Help while working your dog on the trail; how to read your dog better and help with problems
  • Equipment needed when tracking live
  • Dispatching animals at the end of the track
  • Insurance, risk assessment and best practice
  • Q and A session 


Cost - to include lunch and all materials

LDG members £60 / Non LDG members £95

Please e-mail Rebecca O'Brien ASAP if you would like to attend the above course as numbers are limited. 

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