It's cutting them loose and having the pack run the rabbit until it gives up and goes in a hole or gets caught. And although the dogs usually don't catch it, they run like they want to. Just me and my pack of hounds, in any condition, on any day, in the roughest places I can find . . .

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Dogs Sure Got Better and it Only Took Two Days

Tonight they screamed. The dogs ran like their tails were on fire. I know there were two jumps but mostly the dogs just ran. I didn't need a good jump dog because the dogs were almost always running. I didn't need a check dog because there weren't many. I didn't need trash free dogs because they never had the chance to even consider running an off track.

In just two days my dogs got sooooo much better. They went from hacking away at a track, jumps to a hole, and pecking at scent until the loss to heads up running and all out rabbit chases. These same dogs that drove me crazy this weekend all the sudden ran like greyhounds on a track. It's amazing that they could get so much better so quick.

Oh, by the way, it was 56° with very little snow and rain earlier in the day. This weekend it was in the 20's with over a foot of snow. Isn't it funny how a 180 switch in conditions can make dogs sooooo much better. I found the perfect solution to making my dogs great. All I need is perfect conditions.

I ran Butcher, Chip, Gypsy, Ob, and Jed.


  1. Jim,
    If my dogs ever expect as much out of me as I expect out of them..... I'll be sooooo screwd.if you know what I mean?
    Ray smalley

  2. For sure I know what you are talking about Ray. I know you expect it all from your dogs!