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  •  Oh, dear! Hound Rule #3 is the cuter they are (3+ / 0-)
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    greenearth, Smoh, triciawyse

    the more they'll use that cuteness to get you to forgive them for whatever! She'll be able to get away with a lot. ;-)

    Take it from someone with years of experience with scent hounds, especially the smart ones, they can be "trained", in the sense they can learn, but they like to decide if and when they will use what they've learned. They have to be somewhat independent to be good scent hounds. If they're on an interesting scent, prepared to be ignored. (Even after getting an obedience title, the last time my little diva was in an obedience ring, you would have thought she had never before heard the command Sit!  That was her way of telling me she was retired now.)

    If you want outside training advice, get it from someone familiar with hounds, not someone used to collies, goldens or labs!! The same rules do not apply!

    But they are also very loyal and totally lovable! Congratulations on your new furbaby!

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