A standard drawback when coaching coon hounds in the present day is that of slick treeing or making timber which are empty. Nevertheless, I’m going to present you some ideas I’ve used to interrupt coon canines from slick treeing. For freshmen, it’s good to know your coon canine. What I imply is that it’s good to know the way your hound will react to punishment.
In case you have a timid coon hound then please proceed fastidiously. With coon canines which have this sort of character I’ll often simply fully ignore them after they slick tree. I’ll merely stroll as much as the tree and leash them with out saying a phrase. I’ll then search the tree for a raccoon. Whether it is apparent the tree is slick then I’ll simply obtained untie the canine and stroll away from the tree. Essentially the most scolding I’ll do to this canine may be a harsh phrase.
Nevertheless, for this methodology to work it’s a must to do the alternative after they do in truth tree a raccoon. However all the time method them in the identical calm method at every tree. Stroll up leash them and tie them again. After you discover a coon, you possibly can untie the canine, however hold it leashed, and allow them to get again on the tree. As soon as they’re again on the tree treeing then pet them up and use a encouraging tone to allow them to know that you’re praising them.
In case you have a hardheaded kind of coon hound then you have to to take a distinct extra direct method. This additionally works on older canines that want a tune up. From my expertise, younger coon hounds will typically attempt to be “lazy” and may search for a simple method out reminiscent of pulling up quick as a result of the monitor obtained to powerful to work. These coon hounds simply want slightly reminder generally. I like to recommend you approaching the hound simply as talked about earlier. After you could have determined that the tree is empty discover you swap. It’s also possible to use an additional leash in case you use solely the leather-based half, don’t hit a coon canine with the chain. Give them a number of swats and a few stern “no’s” after which instantly stroll them away from the tree and recast them.
For this methodology to be efficient it’s good to make them tree a coon. You need to have the ability to reward them. Finally they are going to notice it’s higher and simpler for everybody if they only attempt to have the coon after they tree. Needless to say no canine can ever be 100% correct at treeing coons. In case you coon hounds are persistently treeing coons over 70% of the time then you’re doing nice. I’ve had some coon hounds that actually appeared to by no means miss a raccoon whereas others have been near fifty-fifty or worse.
I must also point out that bloodlines are likely to affect the slick treeing some as effectively. I’ve been lucky to personal a few of each so I can communicate from expertise. Nevertheless, I strongly really feel that nearly any coon hound might be skilled to reduce their slick timber. So I hope the following tips will make it easier to whereas coaching your coon hounds.