The traditions of the Hunt vary across and within regions.
While the leader is always legendary, whether a deity or a hero of renown, the other members of the hunt range from normal hounds to supernatural hounds, such as the Cŵn Annwn above, or even fairies in the guise of dogs.
You could escape the hounds by different methods. Throwing them bread would sometimes work, as would staying directly in the center of the road.
Not looking directly at the pack was also a possible safety measure, but sometimes it was best to join in the Hunt and help them in their activities.
These methods of safety not only depended on who the leader was and what region you are in, but they even changed within region, so there is no exact way of ensuring the Hunt would not use you as their prey.