Training sight hounds is unique, though a dog is a dog is a dog – and therefore even for sight hounds positive reinforcement training matters, says dog trainer Dennis Damon.
Sight hounds are fascinating. For example, how they naturally economize their energy. For example, enticing dogs to chase them at dog parks, but running just fast enough not to be caught.
For a Basset Hound or a Beagle, a pay off might be a sniff. For a sight hound, the big pay off might be a toy you whip out and move around a bit before giving the dog.