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Sr. ProStaff Kim Bishop explains hound specific training styles and tips, and how to best use an e-collar when training this type of hunting dog.

What is the personality of a hound dog?

They are agile and speedy. Scent hounds, on the other hand, smell their way to what they are trying to find. They’re tough, but slow. Both types of hound dogs are very inquisitive, independent creatures.

How do you calm a hound dog?

Six ways to control your dog’s barking

  • Remove the motivation. Your dog gets some kind of reward when he barks.
  • Ignore the barking.
  • Desensitize your dog to the stimulus.
  • Teach your dog the “quiet” command.
  • Ask your dog for an incompatible behavior.
  • Keep your dog tired.

How do you stimulate a hound?

Fun games for you and your dog

  • Scent games. A dog’s sense of smell is somewhere between 10,000 and 100,000 times better than humans (if this same ratio was applied to sight, where a human could see a quarter mile ahead, a dog could see up to 25,000 miles ahead). …
  • Fetch.
  • Frisbee.
  • Under, over and through.
  • Chasing.

How do you keep a hound entertained?

How to Keep Your Dog Entertained Indoors

  • Practice short bursts of obedience training each day.
  • Teach your dog a new trick.
  • Give your dog a stuffed Kong or a food-dispensing puzzle toy.
  • Let them watch the world go by.
  • Rotate your dog’s toys.
  • Teach your dog the name of their toys.
  • Play tug of war.
  • Play hide and seek.

Are hound dogs hard to train?

Hounds are notoriously independent and will look for any opportunity to pursue an interesting scent or moving animal. Because of this, hounds are often perceived as stubborn and impossible to train.

Do hound dogs bark a lot?

Hound dogs, a working-class dog, were bred to howl during hunting expeditions. When the dog trapped or cornered prey, a loud howling sound or baying was a common reaction. Yet, excessive barking can become disturbing, and is a common reason for noise complaints with hound dog owners (and neighbors) today.

Do hound dogs make good pets?

Why Are Hounds Good Pets? Many types of hounds are good family dogs and excellent around kids. They’re also fairly low-maintenance as far as grooming and other care. Because of their strong nose, hounds can be helpful dogs to have around on a ranch or a farm, and they’re also very intelligent.