Lure coursing is a humane sport that mimics the natural pursuit of rabbits and hares. Sighthounds chase an artificial lure, usually a white kitchen garbage bag. Sometimes, fake fur strips or tanned rabbit skins are used. Regardless of its appearance, lure coursing is a fun, educational experience for both dog and human. Here are the steps to lure coursing. Hopefully, you can use this information to improve your dog’s training!
First, determine the size of your dog’s neck. The standard length for a slip lead is three feet, but you can get one that is longer or shorter. Slip leads are available in different lengths and sizes and you can custom order them. Make sure to specify your size and quantity when ordering. In addition, you can specify design preferences and leash length changes in your order notes. To make a slip lead, follow the steps in the following paragraphs.
A lure coursing blanket is a means of identification for your hound while in course. They are lightweight and designed to be non-restrictive for galloping hounds. Look for a double-stretch material for extra comfort. Also, choose a material that is color-recognition-enhancing. Bright yellow, “green yellow,” and hot pink are all considered high-recognition colors.
Another feature to look for in a lure coursing slip lead is its flexibility. Unlike a regular lead, a lure can move slowly in water. As a result, it adapts to the current speed of the fish and the lure’s position. A lure courser should be able to adjust the slip lead to suit his/her swimming ability. If a lure courser is slower than a normal human being, it may not be easy to retrieve it.