I never ran Lucy too much on mock trails because she knew the difference from a mock trail and a live one. I didnt have the fancy boots and all of that stuff and people would tell me that she was probably following my scent, etc. But, Lucy knew how to track and whether she was tracking me or the deer blood, she found the end of the trail! She was tracking when she was 4 mo old, with no training. I would refresh her before the season started.
Lucy has an uncanny sense for knowing when she is going tracking and I just gave up trying to fool her!
"You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did
"You have enemies? Good, that means you stood up for something in your life!"