A typical downside when coaching coon hounds immediately is that of slick treeing or making timber which are empty. Nevertheless, I’m going to offer you some suggestions I’ve used to interrupt coon canines from slick treeing. For newcomers, you could know your coon canine. What I imply is that you could understand how your hound will react to punishment.
When you have a timid coon hound then please proceed rigorously. With coon canines which have the sort of persona I’ll normally simply utterly ignore them after they slick tree. I’ll merely stroll as much as the tree and leash them with out saying a phrase. I’ll then search the tree for a raccoon. Whether it is apparent the tree is slick then I’ll simply bought untie the canine and stroll away from the tree. Probably the most scolding I’ll do to this canine is perhaps a harsh phrase.
Nevertheless, for this technique to work you must do the alternative after they do actually tree a raccoon. However all the time method them in the identical calm method at every tree. Stroll up leash them and tie them again. After you discover a coon, you’ll be able to untie the canine, however hold it leashed, and allow them to get again on the tree. As soon as they’re again on the tree treeing then pet them up and use a encouraging tone to allow them to know that you’re praising them.
When you have a hardheaded kind of coon hound then you will want to take a distinct extra direct method. This additionally works on older canines that want a tune up. From my expertise, younger coon hounds will usually attempt to be “lazy” and may search for a straightforward manner out similar to pulling up brief as a result of the observe bought to powerful to work. These coon hounds simply want a bit reminder generally. I like to recommend you approaching the hound simply as talked about earlier. After you might have determined that the tree is empty discover you swap. You too can use an additional leash in case you use solely the leather-based half, do not hit a coon canine with the chain. Give them just a few swats and a few stern “no’s” after which instantly stroll them away from the tree and recast them.
For this technique to be efficient you could make them tree a coon. You need to have the ability to reward them. Finally they are going to understand it’s higher and simpler for everybody if they only attempt to have the coon after they tree. Take into account that no canine can ever be 100% correct at treeing coons. If you happen to coon hounds are persistently treeing coons over 70% of the time then you’re doing nice. I’ve had some coon hounds that actually appeared to by no means miss a raccoon whereas others have been near fifty-fifty or worse.
I also needs to point out that bloodlines are inclined to affect the slick treeing some as nicely. I have been lucky to personal a few of each so I can converse from expertise. Nevertheless, I strongly really feel that nearly any coon hound may be skilled to reduce their slick timber. So I hope the following pointers will aid you whereas coaching your coon hounds.