Hi all... I'm interested in training my German Shorthair to track Mountain Lion. I'm looking for any and every tried and true method out there. She is already trained with the basic command skills, but lacks field training. I don't want to bird dog, however I do intend to track and hunt cougar. Is there a cougar "scent" I can buy to start familiarizing her? I have the Sportdog SD-800 system and plan to use it if it's appropriate for tracking big cats. My real issue is hoping I can draw a special tag to USE my dog for hunting cougar in WA state :(
Any info you can share on training a dog for tracking would be very helpful! Thanks!!