Oli is a 7-8 year old coonhound who is delighted with his new life. When Oli first came to us he was starved for attention, love and most of all food. Despite his condition, his tail never stopped wagging (sometimes even in circles when he’s super excited). There are times when I hear his tail thumping against the floor in the next room and when I check on him he’s just laying there by himself, wagging away.
He is living proof that you really CAN teach an old dog new tricks and adjusted to life indoors within a couple of weeks. Potty training was a breeze. He will actually scratch on the back door when he needs to go outside and also picked up a couple of tricks (sit and down).
Oli simply loves everyone he meets – kids, dogs, our bunny, mailman etc. and is very easy-going once he knows what is expected of him. He sleeps well in his crate, loves a good chew bone and blanket and is content with listening to the radio if you have to leave him for a few hours (he seems to prefer pop music). Oli’s favorite things are food, being outside, a blankie in the sun indoors where he can take a nap, a good scratch behind the ear & car rides.
Oli will do well as a second dog and does well with children. He will need to be watched around children younger than 5 because being a foodie, he will try to steal their food and might accidentally knock them down.
He’s still working on leash-training and a few basic commands. Due to his hound-nature, he is best kept on a leash or in a yard with a tall fence.