Feeding the hounds at Chateau Cheverny

Here is a video of how they feed the hunting hounds from Chateau Cheverny in Loire Valley, France.

These dogs are trained for hunting, so discipline and trained feeding timing are key.  These dogs are trained to eat on command – the trainer holds back the dogs even though the meat is layed out in front of them already.  Until the handler permits, these dogs do not start eating the meet.

But when the feeding is on, it’s on!  Each hound grabs a piece of meat and pulls it aside to eat it.