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I had to put my lab down a year ago amd my daughter is asking for a dog. My wife wants a rat sized dog but I won't give in. I really like the redbones and have always wanted one. Can I have a red as a house dog/family pet and still coon hunt with it? I have never trained a coon hound but would like the dog to get to do what they are bred for. Can I coon hunt with just one hound? Will an invisible fence work for them? I live in SWPA and frequent the Erie area. Are there any good breeders between here and there or somewhere nearby? I may be willing to go with a walker also. Thanks for any guidance you can offer.
 

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I have a female running walker that runs yotes and lives in the house. she is one of the best house dogs I have ever had. most coon hounds are laid back and easy going from my experience. You can hunt coon with one dog. An invisible fence can work for any dog if trained properly.
 

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Anyone know where I can get a pup? Are they like beagles in the sense that they all don't turn out to be decent hounds? Am I better off buying a started dog if I want to ensure it hunts? Only problem with that is I want to socialize it well with my family and child. Also want it to be decent on the lead for my wife to walk.
 

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Yes some are better than others and you can get culls. All you can do is try to stack the odds in your favor by researching pedigrees and breeders. Look for hounds and breeders that consistently produce good dogs. Go and see the sire and dam hunt. But it's still not a guaranty.
 

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I have a pair of female plot hounds that live in the house. Great pets, calm in the house but like most dogs will let you know when you get company. As far as hunting they may be two of the best hounds I've ever hunted.
 

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I have a 1 year old Blue Tick. Got him at around 8 months for my 16 year step daughter:) He was an out side dog kennel dog until we got him.Has only messed I the house a few times. And hasn't done it in a few months. Great inside dog... Sleeps with the Step daughter. But I have not been able to teach him "USE YOUR INSIDE VOICE" LOL... I have heard from a lot of houndsmen and women say that a inside dog will make a better hunting dog than an outside dog. Guess they create a tighter human bond with their owner.In the few months we have had him he has came along way in his performance running coon
 

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"But I have not been able to teach him "USE YOUR INSIDE VOICE" LOL.

Many years ago I had a GF who shared an Apt.(converted row home) with another girl here in Reading. The other girl got a redbone which she spoiled rotten(think lap dog
) That dog could ID her car and my truck(GF didn't drive) as soon as we parked out front and would start howling LOL(he would calm down after greeting you). Real nice dog just not for close quarters living. The other girl did move in with her BF to a country apt. in a couple of months.
 

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any coondog have a indoor voice? none of mine have! mine knows my truck and wifes car,no bark,but let someone else come in the driveway and our windows rattle!
 

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"But I have not been able to teach him "USE YOUR INSIDE VOICE" LOL.

Many years ago I had a GF who shared an Apt.(converted row home) with another girl here in Reading. The other girl got a redbone which she spoiled rotten(think lap dog
) That dog could ID her car and my truck(GF didn't drive) as soon as we parked out front and would start howling LOL(he would calm down after greeting you). Real nice dog just not for close quarters living. The other girl did move in with her BF to a country apt. in a couple of months.
We live in country and have a few other houses close to us. I try not to let him bark outside too much. We have two other dogs also a Pit Bull Grey Hound mix and a Staffie Bull Terrier. They get to running around the house and the Blue dog barks the whole time...Getting used to it now though.. I can almost sleep through it...LOL
 

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any coondog have a indoor voice? none of mine have! mine knows my truck and wifes car,no bark,but let someone else come in the driveway and our windows rattle!
I hear ya on that...He makes some noise that's for sure.My wife taught him to bark by saying "Whats a Coon Dog say"... Its pretty funny when My Pit Bull Grey Hound mix and Staffie Bull Terrier join in. Makes for a good hardy laugh!!!
 

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Grand Nite Champion, Grand Field Champion, Grand Show Champion Lash's Keystone Red Rowdy Ruger lives in the house, Nuff said!
 
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