I have about 2 acres of woodland set in a larger (15 acres) wood. I regularly take my dog with me when I visit the wood. She is a 4 year old Vizsla / Staffie cross approx. 19 kg.
The woods are a mixture of well spaced planted trees and more scrubbier trees such as hawthorn and blackthorn.
She loves to run in the woods, chasing squirrels etc (without success) however when I check her over at home she occasionally has scratches on her muzzle or deeper cuts on her chest or legs. I treat the deeper cuts with a very diluted TCP and water mixture and they heal nicely over time.
Will my dog eventually work out how to avoid the thickets of the thornier trees so she picks up fewer scrapes and cuts ?