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Your Tailhound as a Pet
Trailhounds make wonderful pets but please be prepared to put in time, especially initially, to train your hound properly. Please read our 2 leaflets, Your Trailhound as a Pet and Training Recall for tried and tested ways of training your hound. They are available as a PDF file or a leaflet which we can post out to you.
We would like to stress that you should not let your hound offlead, unless in a secure area, until you have properley trained them to return to a recall word. All hounds will be able to jump a 4 foot fence with ease and many hounds will jump higher than that. It is your responsibility to keep them safe until they have bonded with you and you know they will return when called.
A good training class will also be of great benefit to your hound. A number of trailies have achieved their Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizen Awards.
Lakeland Trailhound Welfare encourages owners to train their dogs with modern positive reinforcement methods and not to train with pain. Along with the Dogs Trust and all other major welfare groups, we do not support the use of electronic or ’shock’ collars.
If you need any advice on specific issues please contact us, and we will try to help.