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Treeing Walker Coonhound > Trouble teaching to Come
Abby

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Barked: Mon Jul 8, '13 3:24pm PST 
What a cool mix your dog is. smile Unfortunately coonhounds (and pretty much all scenthounds) have selective hearing if they're on a scent. If they're tracking a scent when you call them, they'll ignore you. I had a purebred beagle before Abby, my 1 1/2 year old Treeing Walker/Beagle mix. She was the same way and Abby definitely likes to ignore me if she's busy sniffing something or exploring outside. They're very determined and driven.

This probably isn't the best way to do it, but most of these dogs are food motivated. Once in a while, Abby will come in when I tell her "come", but sometimes I have to promise her (or show her) a cookie or peanut butter, her favorite snack. That usually gets her to come. She also loves going for walks, so I will show her the leash and that will get her to come. Anything that your dog loves or excites him - a favorite snack or toy - try showing him that and saying "come"... soon he'll learn to associate it with that.
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Treeing Walker Coonhound > Aggressive Chewing
Abby

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Barked: Mon Jul 8, '13 3:18pm PST 
That sounds like my dog. I have an old bedspread on top of my bed and when she likes to sleep with me, and she likes to dig at the bedspread (I'll try to cover it with an outer blanket to protect it). She's ripped it open and taken some of the stuffing out. I know coonhounds can be destructive if they're bored, but maybe you've got something there about the nesting. She really does love to nest. She's also very young, she's only going to be 2 years old in a few months. She has calmed quite a bit from last year though, I guess she is maturing. She still likes to rip up her toys sometimes though, and take the stuffing out of them. There are a few that she respects, hoping that will last. LOL
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Treeing Walker Coonhound > Help - nothing in my house is safe

Abby

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Barked: Mon Jan 21, '13 2:44pm PST 
I know this was posted a few years ago, but I was wondering if you ever got any good advice? I have the same problem with my dog. She's a little over a year old and is a Treeing Walker/Beagle mix (also a rescue). She loves to chew, and not just her own toys. At one point I had to run upstairs to get something and left her alone for a few mins. When I came back down, she'd taken a throw pillow off the couch, ripped it open and took all the stuffing out! I scold her and she knows she did wrong - she hangs her head and looks really guilty. Strangely enough, she doesn't seem to get destructive when she's home alone, only when someone's here with her but not on the same level of the house with her. Any tips to curb this destructive chewing?
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Behavior & Training > Mouthing and Jumping

Abby

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Barked: Thu Nov 15, '12 10:51am PST 
My Abby is a 1 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound/Beagle (with perhaps a bit of Greyhound thrown in) mix. She jumps up on us a lot, especially when she's in a really playful mood or when we first come home from being out somewhere (though she'll also try to jump up to the table while we're eating sometimes, but she'll usually stop that after a while... and she'll jump up to the counters to, er, investigate for food). I realize this behavior is typical of TWC's, but even at only 36lbs or so, she's pretty strong and can almost knock us over, lol. I try to ignore her - I'll stand still, look away and cross my arms and she'll stop, but then she'll start barking at me.

As for the mouthing, she doesn't do it *all* the time, again only when she's in a really playful mood. But it hurts sometimes. She did it more often when she was younger so I figured it was just a very young puppy thing. But isn't she a little too old to keep doing that at 1 yr old? We tell her firmly "No" or we'll shake a can with coins in it that usually startles her and makes her stop, but if she's still in that playful mood she'll go right back to it. I have quite a few toys for her and sometimes she'll bring one to me to play with her. I don't know if she's getting bored with them, though, and I need something else to keep that coonhound brain happy. Any ideas?

I'm considering looking for a trainer. Any tips in the meantime? Thanks. She really is a sweet dog - just tired of the mouthing and jumping when she's in that mood.
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American Foxhound > Probably American Foxhound ... anything else?

Abby

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Barked: Sat Oct 13, '12 5:48pm PST 
Haha, I think you're right! Abby is afraid of the gate we have across the stairway (we put it there sometimes because she likes to go up there when we're not around, open our doors and go through stuff!). Whenever anyone is going down the stairs and is near the gate, she hides.

Thanks so much! She did great. I took her for a nice walk afterwards and she had a birthday cupcake (yellow cake with orange icing) after dinner! I put up a couple new photos of her on her page from today: one of her at the table looking for more cupcakes, and the other modeling her nice new sweater. Been chilly here the past few days! She gets cold easily and curls up into a ball when she's on the couch with us. I have a knitted afghan that she loves to be covered with.
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American Foxhound > Probably American Foxhound ... anything else?
Abby

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Barked: Sat Sep 29, '12 10:12am PST 
Cool! I love the new pics! The second-to-last one? Awwww, she looks so much like Abby in the face smile Abby is going for her 1 year old checkup in a couple of weeks. Last time we had her to the vet she was about 38 lbs. She's probably around 40 now. It's hard to measure her, she gets pretty skittish of the tape measure, lol. But last time I tried, she was around 17-18 inches at the shoulder. I guess that's the beagle influence, or one of her parents was just a runt of the litter wink
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American Foxhound > Probably American Foxhound ... anything else?

Abby

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Barked: Fri Sep 21, '12 7:05pm PST 
Your Cider is just adorable!! I agree, there is definitely a resemblance there smile I broke down and had a DNA test done for Abby... came back Treeing Walker Coonhound, Beagle and Greyhound. Not sure I believe that last one and quite a few people think she's an American Foxhound. I wouldn't doubt she's got some Am Foxhound in her.

BTW, thanks for friending us! smile

Edit: I would love to see some newer photos of her if possible too!
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Hi

Abby

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Barked: Thu May 24, '12 11:57am PST 
Welcome! welcome I'm fairly new here myself and also looking for doggie friends. You are adorable, Regan!
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > My pup's mix - any guesses?

Abby

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Barked: Thu May 24, '12 11:23am PST 
Adopted my girl, Abby, from a rescue group a little over two months ago. According to the group she and her sisters were rescued from a high kill shelter in (I believe) NC when they were about 8 wks old. They basically said she's a mixture of hounds, they thought beagle and treeing walker coonhound and the shelter itself had just told them "beagle."

She does have some of the traits of a TWCH. Physically she has the smooth, glossy coat and the type of tail, and behaviorally she loves to tree squirrels (even tries to climb the trees). She's very energetic and if she gets bored she'll tend to get a little destructive. Loves to run and go for long walks. But I also believe she is part american foxhound. Someone from the am foxhound association said they think she has the head of a foxhound, but the body of a harrier or TWCH. The thing I'm curious about is she's pretty small. At a little over 7 months old, she's about 17 inches at the shoulder and weighs around 30 lbs. Wondering if the smaller size could be due to some beagle or she could just be a runt?

I have some pics and a video of her on her profile page. Anyone here have any guesses about her mix? Just got one of those DNA test kits but not sure how accurate they are...
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American Foxhound > Probably American Foxhound ... anything else?
Abby

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Barked: Thu May 24, '12 11:02am PST 
I adopted my girl from a rescue group a little over 2 months ago (they said she came from a shelter down in NC). The shelter had told them she was "just beagle" but they suspected beagle and treeing walker coonhound. After looking at a lot of pictures and websites, and getting advice from friends, I believe she's at least part American Foxhound. I was even told this by someone from the Am Foxhound Association, they said she has the foxhound head, but her body doesn't really fit the standard and could be more harrier or treeing walker coonhound. She does have the smooth, glossy coat as well as the treeing instinct of a TWCH. Thing is, she's a little over 7 months old and is only about 17 inches tall at the shoulder. Not sure if she will grow much taller. Wondering if her small size could be due to some beagle? I've got several pics and a video of her on her profile page. If anyone has any insight that would be awesome. Thanks!
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