UKC Forum Member
Registered: Jan 2018
Location: South Carolina
We try to control the natural instincts of our dogs though breeding. Treeing and chewing at the tree are the dogs natural instincts due to their genes. I believe some dogs are frustrated while treeing, but that's not why the dog trees, only a dog with genes that give him/her the natural instincts to bark continuously at the bottom of a tree will tree. The genes dogs get from their ancesters also gives them the natural instincts to decide why to tree. I've seen dogs that would not tree the smell of a hot biscuit but if another dog is treeing it would tree right beside them. I've seen dogs that would tree for the first 10 minutes, then get lazy and just bark every 10-20 seconds, I've seen dogs that milled around the tree and wouldn't tree, I've seen dogs that would tree for 20-45 minutes and move on... I've seen dogs that will fight on the tree but never anywhere else. Bottom line, it's in their blood, when just lead them, guide them, and do a small amount of teaching..
This is based on my experience, things I've read, things I've been taught by other people, and my opinion. Thanks if you read all this!!!
"Turn 'em loose!!!"
...."Wilkes' Ol' Cotton".... (Dohoney's Boone bred)
...."Wilkes' Zoom".... (Straight off Dohoney's Tom Horn)
...."Wilkes' Brooke".... (Sackett Jr bred)
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