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Question by rebel17. Uploaded on December 30, 2011
Most of it comes natural to hounds the best way to train them is to run them with other dogs. The hardest part is getting them to break off once they're engaged, hounds will run until they get tired. Most of the time you have to head the dog off and leash him or shoot the game he's trailing in which case you should let the dog find the animal leash him and praise the dog for his good work and maybe slip him a treat. Do not feed him animal parts many animals carry worms and parasites and feeding your dog parts of the animals innards can be bad for your dogs health. The most important thing is to run your dogs as often as you can. You can't expect a dog that only runs once or twice a year to be a top notch hunter. Good Luck.
Hounds are like bird dogs: they do what they do because it is born in them. Bird dogs will point naturally, it is up to the trainer to steady them to wing and shot. Hounds run trails because of the same virtue, introduce them to deer by using a drag rag soaked in deer urine and go for a long walkabout through the woods and let them find you. If they are worth their salt, this should be no problem for them.
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