#2 – Hounds Can Be Very Independent
Many people appreciate the independence that is a characteristic that most Hounds exhibit. Hounds have very strong instincts; they know their jobs and perform them happily, with focus and often without the need for commands.
Owners are sometimes frustrated, though, when their Hounds ignore their commands, which they are likely to do, particularly if they pick up an enticing scent or see a squirrel scurrying across the yard. It is even worse when a Hound that is not restrained with a leash bounds away in pursuit of a quarry without any worries about its own safety.