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Originally posted by Dave Richards
I have never trained a coondog period, however, I have always tried to own the best dogs I could find that could be bought. Saying that, I have seen hundreds of dogs in my hunting lifetime and only seen 5 that I called a coondog. Once you have hunted with a coondog, you have a measuring stick that's hard for most dogs to measure up too. A coondog is one that makes treeing coons look easy wherever you hunt them and trees them in Jan and Feb when most dogs are treeing dens or staying home. No excuses needed or no excuses made for a real coondog, and that's why there are so few and far between. There are a lot of good dogs, but few real coon dogs. Dave
I agree with what you said...I like natural born ability as well...a diamond that needs a little polishing is all...
Training dogs is not so much about quantity, it's more about timing, and the right situations...After that it's up to the dog....A hunting dog is born...
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