It is a bit discouraging but will try what you suggest in your article. May 13, 1999 Bea Pludow, CPDT Canine Behavior Specialist, Santa Barbara California. You want her to plead for you to put that lead on. Calling them while they are actively smelling is a lost cause most of the time and with 1/3 of their brain set aside for scent detection, it comes as no surprise why. Maybe if I try some of your ideas it may help. The # 1 complaint of all owners that call me is: My dog won’t “Come” when I call. But he can come so he DOES understand what I want it is just he doesn't seem to think it matters. Go on a walk or let her explore someplace or play a bit of tug with her with a tug toy you have hidden in your pocket. Best of wishes;). You know because when you snap off the leash your dog does a little "freedom dance" that depicts the celebration of doing as he pleases, which is an exhilarating sensation for dogs who are always on leash. ... to come back when called, to stop jumping up and generally strengthen their response to cues. I am pretty sure that when her nose is working overtime, her ears no longer function for hearing. So how do you remedy that? And one of the easiest ways to do that is to make your dog’s release it’s own reward. Thank u so much. She's a terrible leash tugger. First and foremost, dogs who are off leash are often well aware of it. Even sometimes coming in with injuries. If you’ve fallen into the trap of repeating your recall cue over and over again, your best bet is to teach your dog from scratch to come when called. Most dogs love running around off the lead, but before you give your dog their ‘freedom’ it’s vital for their safety that you know they will come back when called, regardless of where they are and what’s going on around them. Training a dog to come in an emergency may save its life. (Don¿t forget to praise the dog each time this is a success.). The long line plus this new command will teach a scent hound a whole new concept of what it means to come when called. You know because when you snap off the leash your dog does a little "freedom dance" that depicts the celebration of doing as he pleases, which is an exhilarating sensation for dogs who are always on leash. Call for private dog training lessons, group dog training classes and puppy kindergarten. To teach your dog to come back to you,  you must learn to be more exciting than the rest of the world! Karen Pryor in her book, Reaching the Animal Mind, claims "a poisoned cue occurs when a dog associates unpleasant things with a cue." No coaxing or begging for the dog to come. Scent hounds are a category of dogs which encompass a variety of breeds including basset hounds, bloodhounds, beagles, coonhounds, foxhounds, and dachshunds. My Estonian Hound Doesn’t Come When I Call. I have rescued a straying Bleue de Gascogne (bloodhound) just over a year ago and have quite good success with the postive reinforcement method. Snap on the lead, drop treats, remove lead, no more treats. Off Leash K9 Training, Charlottesville is a veteran owned dog obedience training organization based around Charlottesville and Harrisonburg. She called. Have a coonhound recently showed up here. Thank you for this!! To keep them close but still use their awesome abilities why not invest in a 40 to 50 foot long line? Chances for her to take off and chase wild animals into the woods? This will be very helpful with her training. He then decides to come back to recall. In these cases, if she is actively sniffing, you are better off not burning your recall. Maybe your dog comes to you when you start to sound angry. It also works for dogs of all sizes, shapes, and ages and covers everything you need to know under one roof. June 2, 2010 by Laurie Luck 500 Comments “My dog is so stubborn!” “He knows better, he’s just hard-headed.” Usually, the owner who says these words is frustrated with his dog because the dog’s not listening. Smear a bit of cream cheese or peanut butter on your index, middle and ring finger and keep your hand open with the palm towards your dog. It not only promotes polite behavior, but it can also save your puppy’s life. Solution: Dogs are understandably drawn to each other and it can be hard to get their attention when they are interacting with each other.If this is the case, wait for a ‘lull’ in the interaction before calling your dog back to you. First and foremost, dogs who are off leash are often well aware of it. Repeat, so when you say ''target '' he comes and sniffs your hand. Work in a safe area – indoors, in a fenced yard, tennis court, training class or dog park. I just knew it could be done, and that one line is very encouraging! Troubleshooting: Problem: My dog will not come to me when called, especially when there are other dogs around.. Only call when something good follows, call for mealtime, call to allow out the door call to snap the leash on and going outside and so forth. Plenty of people with a Anglo-French Hound that are dog training their dog, are actually effective. She just ignores me. This is the one command we struggle with, with our beagle. You want small, very smelly, preferably moist, treats such as little strips of steak, hot dog slivers, or a dog trainer's favorites, freeze-dried liver! Selectively bred to track the scent of a fox, raccoon, and other prey, these dogs are characterized by being gifted with the most sensitive noses. I have to admit though, watching our beagle track a scent is very fascinating, especially now with snow cover. A long line is a long cord just like the ones used when training horses. Happy Dog Owners. The dogs were often confused or unable to hold the scent when this occurred, and would mill about. He is stubborn as hell. Hounds tend to escape attracted by interesting smells. (Stupid owner too I know) because he is SO big that I want him to be able to run free and so I do do it ... but I don't know, sometimes he is just off and recall totally non-existent. They are smart dogs and great owners like you know how to motivate them! In this article, you’ll find ten simple rules to follow when training your hound. Adrienne Farricelli (author) on January 26, 2012: I think training a dog to hunt rabbits and not foxes may be quite arduous as it requires some discrimination training which would be at an advanced level. When training a dog to think, `` over here! smell and escaping, must! 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