Re: Hound training for dummies
Yes, I mean helping him if he loses it due to tapping a tree, bailing out, running a log, crossing a creek, walking on ice, etc. From what I have read, Paul Laney from Maine, probably one of the most successful cat hunters in the country, follows his dogs on every chase and helps sort out the loses. When your dog does tree, he may be off the tree which is OK. He might sit down and look up at the cat and tree - he may not locate the exact tree but be down wide treeing on scent. Either way, I'd work him on the tree, pet him up and then tie him back. Each time, take a little longer to walk in.
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