Bluetick Coonhound Question

We just took in a 6 month old pup with no training - we have two German Shorthaired Pointers who...


We just took in a 6 month old pup with no training - we have two German Shorthaired Pointers who get to run off leash for 2-3 miles per day. What is the best way to train this pup to "Come" or will I always have to have on a long leash?

    In Bluetick Coonhound - Asked by Anonymous - 7/11/2011 11:27:25 AM
I have a bluetick that is almost 2 and I don't think I will ever be able to let him off leash...everything I have read says never to let them off because of their instinct to hunt if they catch a scent they like they'll go get it. My hound listens extremely well but when he is in "hunt" mode there is no way to get him back without a nice long jog.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/5/2011 8:33:37 PM


I rescued a 1 year old German Shorthaired Pointers almost eight months ago. I was afraid i'd never be able to let him off of his leash, but after working with him on-leash for the past eight months I am finally able to trust him off of his leash. The best way to teach a dog to come (especially a food-motivated hound) is by keeping some really delicious treats in your pocket... every time the dog responds or "checks in", give him a treat! It takes time. Don't rush it, because a few bad experiences can really frustrate both you AND your dog.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/22/2011 11:29:33 PM