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One of my basset books has a quote which I'll try to post tomorrow when I'm on a real computer. Basically it's by an early breeder and he states that you can't train a basset (for hunting) with a whip or harsh words because of their sensitive nature, but if you know the breed "they are not hard to manage, with a little tact"
 

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Here it is, it's from the writings of a houndsman in the late 1800s:
Let me advise any one trying Bassets for hunting not to attempt to teach them with the whip and harsh words, as they are very sensitive, and easily frightened, and in some cases never forget a thrashing. Headstrong they certainly are, and fond of their own way - but this failing must be put up with; to those who know the breed they are not hard to manage, with a little tact.
It was in the book by George Johnston.
 

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"Conventional wisdom" tends to be highly flawed in the first place.
 
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