yeah i start mine out on coon. grey fox are better practice as they run more like a cat than a coon does but running coon helps keep them tree minded.
how you been man? i got 2 young walkers here that are too young to start yet. I want to knock a few down for my nancy dog as soon as season comes in. she lacks on the tree some but is coming around. she likes fur in her mouth so i'm thinking a few shot down might help her.
good luck getting started. if you stick it can be addicting but plenty of ups and downs. biggest thing i learned when i first started out was most coon hunters lie 2x worse than fishermen. lol
Now your diggin' where the 'tators are!