Stan finds himself at WARS as he showed no interest in racing. When he arrived he was initially very shy but after a couple of days, the difference is like night and day. He is super friendly and happy to say hello to other dogs and people, as long as they are calm with him. Once he settles he can walk very well on the lead, however he has the ability to be very strong so he will need someone strong enough to hold him if he were to be a bit naughty on the lead. Staff are working with him on this and with this basic training. He can easily scale a 6ft fence, as proved by escaping from his kennel. But we think this is because he doesn’t particularly like to be alone.
Stan could live with another suitable dog but not cats as he likes to chase them. He could live with calm children 10+ and would absolutely need a fully enclosed garden with minimum 6.5 to 7ft fences as he can jump and climb very very very high. Alternatively someone who is prepared to keep him on a long lead in the garden at all times. It will be important he is not left in the garden unattended. Ideally, he would like someone around for a good part of the day and a family who will take him to training classes.
Trailhounds are very adaptable dogs who make very good family pets. They have fantastic temperaments and tend to be great around children, other dogs and other animals. They need plenty of exercise but in once in the home love nothing more than curling up in front of the fire. They do however, love a smell.. so their noses are likely to be found centimetres off the ground, so recall often needs some work. They are relatively quick learners who are highly motivated by food.
For more information please visit Lakeland Trailhound Welfare