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Has anyone had a pup or dog that is running with its eyes during the day, wanting to catch the rabbit and will not put its nose down to run the line.
Now if taking the dog out at night where it can not see the rabbit it will work the line and open.
 

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Only if it’s sight chased too much as a pup. Run em mid day in thick cover.
I’d say solo it too. Can’t catch it if it don’t stay on track. Most dogs that catch or try to catch aren’t actually running one down. They’re on the edge trying to cut an angle.See how it does in that dept solo. You’ve got to reset the traits, do something different.
Dark running could work but pretty soon the predator rut will start around here. Canines start getting dominant and perhaps bolder. I’d be a little careful there if you had him out Jan or Feb late nights.
I still think real thick cover mid day gives no chance to sight chase one. He’ll have no option but to use his nose. Put him in multiflora rose if you have any
 

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She’s at a starting pen right now, caught 2 rabbits yipped a couple times, is run at night, now is opening an using her mouth working the line. Pen is fenced. Not to concerned about critters.
I believe now the reason she does not open because the owner had bark collar on her. Lives in the city. What do you think?
 

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I think that could be but I also believe dogs learn when they can and can’t bark. How many dogs have you heard learned many collars have a beep before they shock. After a bit they reset. The dogs barks. Heard a beep. Stops til reset than barks again. Or how many dogs learn once the collar is off they can do whatever it was intended to control. Dogs become collar wise. I’d not sweat it too much. The night thing in this case surely wouldn’t hurt imo
 
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