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I have new neighbor who are renters.  They have been here a month and have 4 young hound dogs, two three are under a year old, two are 5 months....they are tied up on 5 foot chains 24/7.  I spoke with their person and he says that's just how hound dogs are kept....tied 24/ this true?  Thank you.  Sincerely, Rachel Searles

Of course not!  Your instincts are right.  That's just a lazy dog owner, with some dogs that are suffering through a very uninteresting and un-enriched life.  I own a hound that sleeps on my couch, has a fine dog yard to share with my two other dogs, who regularly plays with my clients' dogs, and who enjoys an occasional game of "hunting" for his dinner (I put him out in the pen and throw the kibble all over so that he can find it on his own - good mental exercise and they love using their noses! I just make sure he's the only one out there when I do it.)  Even if my dog were really used for hunting, there's no reason why he wouldn't still enjoy the life of a treasured pet while not engaged in his "job."

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Anne Springer, B.S., Dip., CAPCT


I am happy to answer questions about: dog behavior and training, therapy dogs, training disabled dogs, training recently rescued dogs, and managing off leash play groups.


Professionally involved in teaching private and group lessons, and doing behavior consultations. American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Therapy Dogs, Inc. Tester/Observer. Special interest in pet/elder issues, and in therapy dogs.

Truly Dog Friendly Association of Pet Dog Trainers International Positive Dog Training Association Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Gloucester Times Cape Ann Beacon Ipswich Chronicle Beverly Citizen Salem News

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Cum Laude. Diploma in Dog Obedience Instruction, Graduate of NY School of Dog Grooming, Certified Advanced Pet Care Technician - American Boarding Kennels Assn., Certified Pet First Aid & CPR, American Red Cross

Awards and Honors
2002 Caregiver Award from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, for Pawsitive Connections Program (pet/elder issues)

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