Hunting and bloodtracking
We train all our dogs
for hunt and huntingtests. It`s different tests to choose in,
so we just have to see what the dogs are suitable for. It is very
few field-trials in Norway, the most of the tests happen in the
montains (high-land) or in the forest.
Here in Norway the
dogs have to be electrified against sheeps to be in hunting-tests.
To get a 1. price in a huntingstest in open class, they have to
show excellent skills; a good search, a stylish point and they
have to be calm when the birds gets on theire wings. To get a
1. price among the other breeds like setters and pointers, the
dog have to have a lot of speed. The judges do not judge a Bracco
different than a setter. They also have to retrieve the bird after
We also train one
dog for bloodtracking. The training regimen for blood tracking
varies from dog to dog. Some dogs take to it enthusiastically
and without any problems. Others show little interest in blood
tracking and need some additional training procedures, a lot of
praise, and a lot of successful tracks to become a competent blood
tracker. You cannot use force to teach a dog to blood track. It
requires calm and concentration on your part. Similar to good
water work, blood tracking is something the dog must want to do,
in order to do it well.