One of my blue dogs is gonna have pups soon that being said we’ve been trying to have homes in line for them as soon as they are ready I had this one guy ask if I knew how to train a coon dog Me having five blues dogs I feel I some what know what’s going on ya know. So he asks me if I can train the pup for him. I told him if he took the pup home and worked on basic training (come,sit,stay. Ect) and bring him back at about 7 -8 months if help get a good start for the pup The guy proceeded to tell me that the dog should be finished by the time he’s a year old.... I know I’m talking to some guys here that’s trained a few dogs and know as well as I do there is no such thing and a year old finished hound.. so I tell the guy this and he totally disagrees with me (as expected) and tells me how I don’t know what I’m talking about But any way the guy won’t leave me alone after me telling him I can’t help him. And it got me thinking... in your opinion from start to finish how old of a dog would you consider to be a finished dog? I’m talking about a dog you’ve started at the right age and hunted a minimum of 3 weeks a month. And I know every one has a different opinion of what a finished dog is My definition of a finished dog is a dog that a cut loose and I know for a fact in a matter of time I’ll be walking to a tree with a coon in it. I look forward to y’all’s opinions and any advice to get rid of this guy too haha.