Thinking About Jogging or Hiking With Your Basset Hound?

Thinking About Jogging or Hiking With Your Basset Hound?

Jogging and hiking are different activities, require different types of dogs but are both demanding on your Basset Hound. The main thing to remember is not to force anything. If your dog doesn’t like the idea, is struggling or is uncomfortable in any way discontinue.

Be aware that your dog may not be suited for jogging. It depends on the individual. It’s a good idea to ask your vet if you can jog or hike with your Basset Hound. If he gives you the ok [...] More about: Thinking About Jogging or Hiking With Your Basset Hound?

 

Walking Your Basset Hound on a Loose Leash is Easy

Walking Your Basset Hound on a Loose Leash is Easy

The old cliché question “are you walking your dog or is your dog walking you” tells you that you already have a problem. He is on a mission and you’re just following around. Don’t be the dope on a rope. It’s time to do something about it.

Basset Hounds are even peskier in this regard. Their nose will pull them everywhere and you’ll feel like you have no control over where he goes at all. In reality, walking on a loose leash is really easy. [...] More about: Walking Your Basset Hound on a Loose Leash is Easy

 

Basset Hounds are great at Tracking Games

Basset Hounds are great at Tracking Games

Tracking, or outdoor scent games, are a bit different from the indoors stuff. Indoors your dog learns air scent games. He raises his head, takes a good sniff and can locate an object. Tracking, also known as trailing, is following the path of a person. It can also mean following animal tracks.

In tracking, the dog sniffs the ground instead of air. Basset Hounds are able to follow a trail for miles, tracking being one of the most useful skills a dog can have. Police [...] More about: Basset Hounds are great at Tracking Games

 

How to Play Hide and Seek With Your Basset Hound

How to Play Hide and Seek With Your Basset Hound

Hide and seek is a good game to play, especially if you have kids. But first, you’ll need a reliable stay command. To teach your dog to Stay you need to teach him how to sit first. This is generally very easy.

To teach your Basset Hound how to sit all you need is a few minutes every day. Start with a treat; hold it just above your Basset Hound’s nose. Now pull it up slowly, making him have to lift his head up to [...] More about: How to Play Hide and Seek With Your Basset Hound

 

HouseTrain Your Basset Hound the Easy Way

HouseTrain Your Basset Hound the Easy Way

Basset Hounds are a little harder to house train than most dogs. Part of this is because of the Basset Hound’s nervous nature, especially during puppyhood. Many people decide it’s too much of a hassle to continue having a Basset Hound simply because they are unable to convince him to use only one place as the designated bathroom.

If you want to potty train your dog the first thing you need is a dog crate. People think it’s a cruel thing to do, putting a [...] More about: HouseTrain Your Basset Hound the Easy Way

 

Teach Your Basset Hound to Find Your Keys

Teach Your Basset Hound to Find Your Keys

Basset Hounds have successfully used their sense of smell to provide food for his people for hundreds of years. Many people experience the frustration of having a dog that has to follow every little scent they pick up when walking their Basset Hounds. If they have such a good nose, why not put it to work?

Since you’re on the road to having your very own Basset Hound special ops scent hound operative it makes sense to give him as many scent powers as possible. [...] More about: Teach Your Basset Hound to Find Your Keys

 

Incorporate Scent Games in Your Basset Hound’s Exercise Routine

Incorporate Scent Games in Your Basset Hound's Exercise Routine

Basset Hounds are not built for speed. Their legs are not exactly the perfect design of a speed machine. When you take a look at a Basset Hound the first thing you notice is that big nose. It gives him that distinctive look you just can’t ignore.

It also gives him an incredibly sensible and talented sense of smell. Dogs have a naturally gifted nose for some reason. It’s estimated that a dog’s nose is at least 1000 times more sensitive than a human’s. If [...] More about: Incorporate Scent Games in Your Basset Hound’s Exercise Routine

 

How to Control Excessive Barking From Your Basset Hound

How to Control Excessive Barking From Your Basset Hound

Basset Hounds are gentle dogs; they don’t bite and are generally very friendly. Good natured but stubborn, the Basset Hound is susceptible to barking problems. In order to control this potential problem you need to understand why your dog is barking and how to convince him it’s not something he wants to do.

Dogs bark for a variety of reasons, and they almost never bark just because. In a natural environment the primary reason for barking is to identify themselves to other animals. However there [...] More about: How to Control Excessive Barking From Your Basset Hound

 

How to Keep Your Basset Hound Sound and Healthy

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Basset Hounds require some extra attention with regards to their overall health, especially their ears and stomachs. These two problems are very common, and there are simple ways to prevent and deal with them if they occur. Cleaning your Basset Hound’s ears is of utmost importance and their ears should be checked weekly.

On the other hand, Gastric Dilation Volvulus, or GDV, is a very dangerous condition in which the stomach becomes dilated thanks to an abnormal accumulation of gas. This results in twisting of [...] More about: How to Keep Your Basset Hound Sound and Healthy

 

How to Know if You’re a Basset Hound Guy

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Originating in 15th century France, a dwarf hunter with his reliable slump nose, the Basset Hound was bred specifically for scent hunting and his size was scaled down to make him more manageable.

Among the many qualities hunting dogs need to have to be efficient is teamwork. Not just in the sense of coordinating with his partners, but in the sense of living as a member of the pack. Success or failure is determined by the pack’s stability.

These are the originating characteristics that define [...] More about: How to Know if You’re a Basset Hound Guy