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Sighthounds, Training Your Young Greyhound or Lurcher Dog

Sighthounds – understanding your dog.

Sighthounds are notoriously independent and will look for any chance to pursue an interesting scent or moving animal.

Because of this, hounds are often perceived as stubborn and impossible to train. The real truth is that hounds just have different motivations than their non-hound peers. When you’re working with a hound, it’s important to understand his innate desires and to incorporate those into his training. There are two distinct subgroups within the hound group: the scent hound and the sight hound (although some exhibit both tendencies). As a group, hounds have an elevated desire to pursue prey, but scent hounds and sight hounds vary in significant ways and each presents distinct training challengers.

A scent hound primarily tracks by using his nose. They are built for endurance rather than for short bursts of speed; he can track using scent even when his prey is out of sight. Certain scent hounds will exhibit deep, booming vocalizations. Scent hounds will often tree or corner prey, and use their big voices to alert a handler to the animal’s whereabouts. Many scent hounds have independent personalities, the result of an inborn tendency to be self-sufficient when working at a distance from their handler.

Scent hounds present some common training challenges. The scent hound is easily distracted, especially by smells, which can make outdoor training difficult.  Some scent hounds are very vocal and may bark and bay for long periods of time, which can cause problems with the neighbours. Scent hounds are also notorious for running after scents and covering great distances without stopping, which makes it almost impossible to let them off leash without extensive training.

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Puppy Training to Come When Called Video

Puppy Training to Come When Called

Dylan the puppy learns the first steps of coming to its owner when called, a basic but mandatory cue for any dog. Victoria explains why it’s important to make it a game and not be just boring. She also covers common mistakes that people make when teaching dogs the recall process.

In Teacher’s Pet, Victoria Stilwell shows you how to employ her Positively Method for puppy training the right way, growing your level of communication to strengthen the bond between you and your precious pet.

Have a question for Victoria? She’ll be checking in regularly, so be sure to leave your comments and questions below.

Victoria Stilwell is widely known as a dog trainer, author, and television presenter. She has served as a judge on the CBS show Greatest American Dog and is best known as the host of the Animal Planet dog training TV show It’s Me or the Dog, where she counsels families with problem pets and solves their dogs’ behavior problems. In 2010, she launched Positively, the world’s first global network of hand-picked world-class dog trainers dedicated to providing the public a brand name they can trust in humane, force-free training.

A Happy Pet Owner:
It has given me a whole new set of ways to treat and teach my dog some basic stuff that for sure will make our cohabitation a little happier for all. I learned a lot like how to know the personality of my dog, as the positive and negative reinforcement work and how they affect directly in its development of personality.

 

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