Black and Tan Coonhounds are adept hunters who are very big and athletic. With the large and athletic look comes the long, soft ears and the expressive face. This breed loves company and is a true companion, as a house dog or as a loyal hunter. They do enjoy being couch potatoes, but love being on the trail chasing those ole’ raccoons. They have a very keen sense of smell and are ready to roll when it is time to hunt. When it is not time to hunt, they are the most loving canine buddy a dog-lover can find. They also like to be social with other dogs and people and are quite friendly. Due to their amazing sense of smell, a fenced in area is needed, although they become quite the family member in the home. Also, when going on a walk, a harness and leash are very much needed!
This is a perfect rainy day activity. Hide smelly treats around the house and see if your Black and Tan Coonhound can sniff them out. The reward is finding the treat!
Obedience training is a great way to give your dog mental stimulation. If your dog tends to jump on people or has no recall skills, perhaps obedience training can help!