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#2878561 - 07/18/12 12:26 PM Coon Hunters. Need Redbone Help
redheadshooter
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I have found a lady that is getting to old to take care of her 1 year old redbone and is willing to give it to me for no charge. I don't believe this dog has ever been hunted or introduced to raccoons. Also, I have never trained a coonhound before. Am I getting in over my head or can this dog be trained to be a good coondog? Any help will be appreciated.
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#2878694 - 07/18/12 02:16 PM Re: Coon Hunters. Need Redbone Help [Re: redheadshooter]
trealtree
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Ttake it hunting with a trained dog a few times you will find out pretty quick to see if it has any interest.
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#2878830 - 07/18/12 04:32 PM Re: Coon Hunters. Need Redbone Help [Re: trealtree]
timberjack86
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Perfect age to be hunted with some good dogs every night! I say every night because thats what it takes to train a pup into being a good hound.
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#2880717 - 07/20/12 10:05 AM Re: Coon Hunters. Need Redbone Help [Re: timberjack86]
redheadshooter
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I am looking at her Sunday so I will keep y'all posted on whether I get her or not.
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#2882201 - 07/21/12 10:21 PM Re: Coon Hunters. Need Redbone Help [Re: redheadshooter]
dh1984
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where are you located at?

but just hunt it with some older trained dogs then she will get where she will tree one on her own.
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#2913446 - 08/19/12 09:31 PM Re: Coon Hunters. Need Redbone Help [Re: dh1984]
rem.30-06
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i know of some of the older men that wouldnt even think of starting a dog untill it was two yrs old. With my hound i waited untill she was 6 months old then i introduced her to a hide and started hunting her with some really good dogs every night untill she started treeing with them once she started treeing with the other dogs i started hunting her by herself she figured it out pretty quick.
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