30.05.2010 Siilinjärvi hunt test

After a couple of weeks of enthusiastic training of tracking scents we moved on to the hunt test at Siilinjärvi with Luka.

The test started with a land mark into some young forest after which there was a guided retrieve into open water. The game at the end of the guided retrieve was a well moistened common teal. Many dogs didn’t get a good scent of it until they were right on top of it. Then it was on to the free search. The area was surprisingly challenging – even Luka didn’t cover the whole area well. The last task was practically a swim over the bay to a long water mark.

The hard training on the previous day may have backfired a bit and Luka wasn’t in top form – his result was a third prize in beginners class.

Luka’s evaluation, We also have pictures.