Love it crittering! yes she was certainly crittering behind the bins. Turns out there’s a birds nest with chicks in it down there.
I use the whistle in three ways, recall, sit and you reached the limit of where i want you to search, used this in the vid. Its more a back towards me and then i’ll cast her off with my body language in different direction.
Is a pawing motion an acceptable first alert? with a nose touch as re alert. I ask this as its difficult to see the nose sometimes at the target, the paw is easily identifiable from a distance- i find this is easier to tell if she is crittering. – would never paw at critter scent.