Bloodhound training Questions

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  1. Peyton

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    Bloodhound training

    So I recently got a bloodhound puppy. She is almost 4 months old. She has been very easy to potty train. I did crate training. She has learned some commands but of course is still very stubborn. With her being a puppy, she can't stay out alone with everyone at work. I don't really want to put her in a pen in the yard. I wanted to try either the "invisible fence" or a shock collar to teach her boundaries so she can be let out without worrying but wasn't sure if it would work since they're known for picking up scents! Opinions??
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  3. Malka

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    "Invisible fences" work in the same way as a shock collar. Cross that "invisible" line and the dog gets a shock.

    I am sorry but shock collars, e-collars, spike collars etc are not the pleasure of the month on Breedia, which is a UK website.

    May I ask why you got a puppy when she is going to stay out alone when everyone is at work?
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    Malka, 6JRT's and CaroleC like this.
    If she has to be left outside
    Having her in an outside kennel with comfortable sleeping quarters and enclosed run would be much safer and kinder.
    I realise most people have to work, but leaving a puppy on its own for long periods of time is not ideal as they need to be socialised, fed 3 times a day, toilet trained ect: Do you have a dog walker, any friends or neighbours who could come in and spend some with her?
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    Agree with the suggestions above. I see that you also have a Basset Hound. As these two breeds share similar characteristics, would you be keeping them outside together?
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    Hi all, new to the forum. I own a 9 year old Bloodhound, Beula. Love the dog but there are quirks that can try your patience. They can be stubborn, willful and down right vindictive at times, but by the same token they are one of the most loving and affectionate dogs I have had. Beula was a kennel dog....and not socialized much as a pup. Even at the age of nine we are still having difficulty. She loves children but will let you know by "talking" when she is uncomfortable. She absolutely does not like adults but we are working on it. We have been battling a nasty yeast infection in her ear that vets have not been able to get rid of so if you have a new pup or are considering getting a hound know that you must put time into their hygiene. That being said. I love my hound with all my heart....even when she wakes me up at 3am. I look forward to her wrinkles, slobbers and hello bay when I come home from work everyday. :eek::)
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    I'm glad Beula has found someone who is prepared to deal with her quirks, and care for her skin - so easily overlooked in a kennel dog. A scenthound will always be a nose on legs, so behaviour problems in this department, - usually of the head down, ears are closed nature - just have to be worked around, rather than changed. It is hard to make yourself more interesting than a scent trail! They don't intend to be stubborn, they just have different priorities!

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