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Author:  PSD Ryan [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Trying out the scent drag

Someone had posted up something about this scent drag for setting mock trails. I made one today with some spare 550 cord.

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Decided to give it a go. I didn't have much blood, so I thinned it out with tap water. I know I probably should have got some distilled water, but I think the tap was fine. I mixed it about 1 part blood to 2 parts water. Dipped the drag in and let it soak some up, and layed a 40 yard trail with 2 45 degree turns. Dog treat soaked in blood at the end.

I grabbed the tracking lead and Shoes got excited. I decided not to let it sit at all just to see if it actually layed out scent. So far all I've given him were drip trails with visible blood the whole way. I left a few dribbles at the start so I would know he had the scent.

It took a little bit of coaxing, he knew what he was supposed to do, but I think the drag made the trail much fainter. He did pick it up though and in about 3 minutes had the treat. I couldn't see the trail, but I knew which weeds and whatnot it turned at, and he followed it just as I layed it.

I think this will be a great tool for laying mock trails, and it saves a ton of blood!

Author:  Hard Knocks [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying out the scent drag

I may give that a try myself.You cant live.too far from me,I have some blood.if you need some

Author:  PSD Ryan [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying out the scent drag

I live in North Richland Hills. I'd love to get a little blood from ya!

Dangit....dog won't stop whining at his tracking lead. I took him out again with no lead and he ran the trail twice by himself looking for a treat. Took him back in and he's whining at the lead again

Author:  Betty L. [ Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:23 pm ]
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Some of these dogs just live to track- sounds like you got one!

Author:  Jamie [ Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Trying out the scent drag

Betty L. wrote:
Some of these dogs just live to track- sounds like you got one!


He is one of Rein's pups. :) I'm so glad to hear that he is loving it like I thought he would.

We have some blood and hide if you need it. And there is a meat house here in town that you can buy blood by the gallon for cheap. Then you can divide it up into water bottles and freeze it. Taking it out as you need it.

Bring him out and we can run some trails!

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