Can a coonhound be trained? Understand the breed characteristics.
Coonhounds are the breed of choice for many small game hunters, especially in North America. They respond well to training and bred to be excellent hunters.
Are coonhounds easy to train? Bred as raccoon hunters, American English Coonhounds are high-energy and stubborn with loud, piercing barks. They are friendly, hard workers, but their hunting instincts and determination make them difficult to train as pets.
What age should you start training a coonhound? Coonhound training should start when the puppy is about 12 weeks old. The dog should be trained early in the morning, or after a rain. The wet ground helps the puppy’s scent glands work more effectively. You also want the puppy to get used to walking in water and mud puddles.
What is the best coon hunting dog? He said that there are six dog breeds in coon-hunting circles: treeing walkers, blueticks, black and tans, Plotts, American English and redbones. “There are good coonhounds in all breeds, but my preference is for treeing walkers,” Ricks said. “They hunt harder, they are faster and I like their looks.