Re: Rabbit fun w/ the beagles
Run2Catch: I think somewhere along the line I caused some confusion. My dad's dog is the 1 year old female and she is just starting out. I am not having too many issues with her right now (she hasn't run much and is still learning) It is my dog that I am tearing my hair out over since he is 4 years and is having trouble circling rabbits (this is his third season) Not that it matters; I think the answer is the same either way. Now, my dad's dog will sometimes join my dog on a chase, but once my dog pulls out ahead she will give up and return to me. I think this will come with experience though since she comes back fairly quick on her own as well. Your response leads me to another issue though, the dogs do not seem to pack together. Is this an issue because I have run my dog alone for so long? It's only my dad's dog and mine that we run together, and this is the first year my dog has ever run with another dog at all. I have hunted rabbits my entire life, but I am just really starting to learn about beagles and running them. We have always used them, but I guess I just never learned until recently what the game is all about.
A bad day hunting rabbits beats a good day of anything else!