Bluetick Coonhound Question

Can Bluetick Coonhounds be trained off leash? Or if they pick up a scent will they just take...


Can Bluetick Coonhounds be trained off leash? Or if they pick up a scent will they just take off?

    In Bluetick Coonhound - Asked by Anonymous - 11/14/2010 3:43:32 PM
Anytime you release a hound they are likely to take off after an interesting scent. Bear in mind that Blueticks can travel swiftly and for long distances. They were bred to withstand the difficult terrains of the unsettled lands of early America. They were bred to literally hunt and run all night long! Some hounds have traveled from five to seven miles in a single night while hunting.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/1/2010 9:18:22 PM


So what you are saying is that blueticks should never be let off lease unless in a fenced dog park/playground.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/19/2011 6:11:27 PM


I HAVE A BLUETICK I GOT FROM THE POUND WHEN HE WAS JUST WEINED. I BACKPACK WITH LLAMAS AND TAKE HIM. HE IS OFF THE LEASH. I DO CARRY A LEASH JUST IN CASE, HE RUNS DOWN THE TRAIL OR OFF IN THE WOODS, BUT AS SOON AS HE IS OUT OF SIGHT OR I CALL HE COMES BACK TO CHECK OUT HOW I AM DOING. HE SLEEPS IN THE TENT WITH ME AND IN A CHAIR RIGHT BESIDE MY BED AT HOME. HE IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE BEST DOG I HAVE EVER OWNED. LOYAL AND PROTECTIVE AND JUST A GOOD ALL AROUND FRIEND.ON THE TRAIL HE WILL SEE ME AND RAISE HIS EARS, LIKE SAYING, "ARE YOU ALRIGHT, DO YOU NEED ANYTHING" THEN IF I DON'T CALL HIM OFF HE GOES FOR SOME MORE EXPORING.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/6/2011 1:20:28 PM


No, normanlly fee casting your bluetick, in other words taking the leash off them and let them go hunt fot a coon scent, or whatever scent them come across. Some will go for miles to hunt, some you may have to walk across scent. Some may go a couple hundred yards to pick up a scet. It varies on the dog. If they pick up scent they will take off and go run it. As far trained off the leash, that in my opinion is hard you would have to lead them everywhere you go, and may not cover enough grounf by walking them. Turning them loose, free from the leash i the best.
    Answered by kray1 - 6/20/2011 3:15:39 PM