As I keyed the microphone on the earpiece to my radio to tell my son that the two 11 month old pups were barking on the coyote I was reminded that it was the first ever coyote track they ever smelled. Being their first time as with all dogs I have trained over the last 50 years, they did have some losses.
Being in a training pen, they did have the opportunities to chase several other ones also. Both the male and the female were able to sight chase a coyote for at least 200 yards on several occasions. That in itself really added to their drive and desire to catch the coyote. With three other dogs in the pen, we had two and three chases going at the same time. Continue reading →