Don't ever let a hound off leash, bad news. Get a long line for in your backyard.
Bahaha! We had to wire our pool gate because of our poodle, he knows not to cross it now, even when its off.. yet I have a hurt horse every once in awhile because those idiots will test boundaries 24/7, If its off, they will find out, and they will be gone..It's interesting that anyone who has been around both dogs and horses would agree that dogs are smarter (okay, most people, the vast majority of us). Yet I've often heard that once dogs learn a wire is hot, it can be left off and they never go near it again. In contrast, horses run a whisker over electric fence regularly, and as soon as it's off, so are they.