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what is the best way to train a young coon hound how to hunt coons.

Question by coonhunter1995. Uploaded on January 31, 2009

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from Northbound Guide wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Pick up a recent roadkill coon and let the dog smell it and mess around with it. Then drag it around your yard. Start out with short trails and keep progressing to longer more difficult drags. Make sure you keep your dog where they can not see you laying the trail down. Always put the coon in a low branch of a tree at the end of your drag. When your dog gets the hang of this, try and catch a live coon in a box trap. When you get a coon, let your dog fight it outside the trap as long as the dog wants to. Big thing with this is as soon as your dog gets bored of it, stop the training for the day. Next step is to let dog fight coon again but then let the coon go somewhere about 20-30 yards away from a tree so your dog understands that the coon go up the trees. Try to make it a very small tree so you can shake it out and your dog can fight it's first coon. Hope I could help.

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Check out http://www.fieldandstream.com/answers/hunting/small-game/how-hunt/whats-.... I don't think its good to let a young dog fights its first coon on the first coon you show it whether it is 1 day into training or 5 days. I have let old dogs get in on the coon and then turned in the young dog. A good rolling cage helps a lot in training, along with a well mannered pup training old dog.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

do everything Northbound said and hunt a young dog with older dogs. you may have to put him on a leash or in a box if he gives out (depending on age of dog) but keep in interesting pups are jus like kids if they get bored with what you are doing then they will do their own thing (makes life interesting)

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from ETangler wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

Put him with a group of older dogs and let him tag along for a while. Then let him loose a little at a time with the others, possibly live trap one for sight and scenting.

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from ETangler wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

Put him with a group of older dogs and let him tag along for a while. Then let him loose a little at a time with the others, possibly live trap one for sight and scenting.

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from ETangler wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

Put him with a group of older dogs and let him tag along for a while. Then let him loose a little at a time with the others, possibly live trap one for sight and scenting.

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Train it by bringing it with you when you hunt with experienced coon dogs... it will get the picture of what to do by watching the other dogs. Keep it on a leash to make sure it will no get involved at first and later, you can let it roam free and get in there with the more experience dogs.

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from Tony Mitch wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

How do I need to get my 2 yr old black and tan to fight the coon he treed his first kittin coon the other day and I shot it out to him and he fought it good but last night I took him with my frends dog and she treed and he did open on trail but not on tree and then we shot it out and it tore his dog up and he would not fight with it

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from trapper529 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I trap a coon then i put it in a roll cage and let the pup chase it around, then I hold the dog and turn the coon loose until it goes up a tree. Then i let the dog go and hopefully tree it.

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from Brian Young wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I have a 7 month old black and tan and she not acting like she has interest. I have taken her hunting with other dogs and she will follow till they tree then stray off. i have caught coons in trap and shes scared of em.But i can drag a hide and she will follow it. What else should i do?

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from Anthony Abbuhl wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

i have a 7 month old english and i take him out with another group of dogs and he will go with the dogs if i keep the light on him but if he cant see he comes back... what do i do?

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from herbie57_57 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Check out http://www.fieldandstream.com/answers/hunting/small-game/how-hunt/whats-.... I don't think its good to let a young dog fights its first coon on the first coon you show it whether it is 1 day into training or 5 days. I have let old dogs get in on the coon and then turned in the young dog. A good rolling cage helps a lot in training, along with a well mannered pup training old dog.

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from Northbound Guide wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Pick up a recent roadkill coon and let the dog smell it and mess around with it. Then drag it around your yard. Start out with short trails and keep progressing to longer more difficult drags. Make sure you keep your dog where they can not see you laying the trail down. Always put the coon in a low branch of a tree at the end of your drag. When your dog gets the hang of this, try and catch a live coon in a box trap. When you get a coon, let your dog fight it outside the trap as long as the dog wants to. Big thing with this is as soon as your dog gets bored of it, stop the training for the day. Next step is to let dog fight coon again but then let the coon go somewhere about 20-30 yards away from a tree so your dog understands that the coon go up the trees. Try to make it a very small tree so you can shake it out and your dog can fight it's first coon. Hope I could help.

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

do everything Northbound said and hunt a young dog with older dogs. you may have to put him on a leash or in a box if he gives out (depending on age of dog) but keep in interesting pups are jus like kids if they get bored with what you are doing then they will do their own thing (makes life interesting)

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from ETangler wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

Put him with a group of older dogs and let him tag along for a while. Then let him loose a little at a time with the others, possibly live trap one for sight and scenting.

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from ETangler wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

Put him with a group of older dogs and let him tag along for a while. Then let him loose a little at a time with the others, possibly live trap one for sight and scenting.

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from ETangler wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

Put him with a group of older dogs and let him tag along for a while. Then let him loose a little at a time with the others, possibly live trap one for sight and scenting.

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

Train it by bringing it with you when you hunt with experienced coon dogs... it will get the picture of what to do by watching the other dogs. Keep it on a leash to make sure it will no get involved at first and later, you can let it roam free and get in there with the more experience dogs.

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from Tony Mitch wrote 3 years 28 weeks ago

How do I need to get my 2 yr old black and tan to fight the coon he treed his first kittin coon the other day and I shot it out to him and he fought it good but last night I took him with my frends dog and she treed and he did open on trail but not on tree and then we shot it out and it tore his dog up and he would not fight with it

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from trapper529 wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

I trap a coon then i put it in a roll cage and let the pup chase it around, then I hold the dog and turn the coon loose until it goes up a tree. Then i let the dog go and hopefully tree it.

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from Brian Young wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I have a 7 month old black and tan and she not acting like she has interest. I have taken her hunting with other dogs and she will follow till they tree then stray off. i have caught coons in trap and shes scared of em.But i can drag a hide and she will follow it. What else should i do?

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from Anthony Abbuhl wrote 1 year 29 weeks ago

i have a 7 month old english and i take him out with another group of dogs and he will go with the dogs if i keep the light on him but if he cant see he comes back... what do i do?

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