The redbone coonhound is an active and energetic breed, with a penchant for hunting.
This breed is intelligent and trainable, for the most part, but the breed's temperament causes some dogs to ignore their trainer's commands in favor of following their noses. Redbone coonhounds also have been known to dig their way out of a fenced yard, so they can follow a scent.
The Indoor Behavior of the Redbone Coonhound
Redbone coonhounds are tactile with their owners, while indoors. The breed also is fairly inactive and calm -- a huge contrast to its outside behavior. Experts say this active hunting breed can thrive in an apartment home, but only if owners exercise their pet, often. If the dog does not get enough exercise, it can turn to chewing, loud barking and even baying, to release built-up energy and relieve boredom.
The Outdoor Behavior of the Redbone Coonhound
The great outdoors is this breed's domain. Hunting is deeply ingrained in the redbone coonhound's temperament, making it a good companion for hunters and people who enjoy the outdoors.
Rebone coonhounds are energetic, as this breed enjoys chasing and will quickly run after anything that catches its eye. As a result of their curiosity, and the instinct to follow their noses, redbone coonhounds often get lost after ignoring their owners commands.
The Redbone Coonhound and the Human Family
Expectations of a redbone coonhound as a family pet should not be too high, as the breed's first instinct is to hunt and track prey. The breed can, however, be a good family pet, because it is not an active dog, when indoors and it interacts well with family members.
The Redbone Coonhound and Trainability
This breed is trainable, as they are eager to do their trainer's bidding, and they are fairly intelligent.
Because of the redbone coonhound's eagerness to hunt and chase, sudden movements and other distractions can make training difficult.