Meet Vaughn! He is a very energetic (or cuddly) 5 year old dog that is a great companion. He loves his walks, but right after he loves to cuddle or just lay in the sun and crash. He wants to be touched most of the time (but not too needy) and has that great coonhound bark (but you seldom get to hear it)
We started fostering Vaughn a month ago and he didn't know any commands or his name...so the first thing we did was renamed him Boomer (which he knows perfectly now) and within the first week he learned sit, stay and not to eat his food until he was released. He is very, very trainable and wants to please. If you say "no", he understands and will listen perfectly. We do not feed him any table food.... he may watch us cook sometimes, but when we eat he will go on the couch or lay on his dog bed and forget about us the whole meal.
He is house trained loves to go on his walks and get rid some of his energy (then see above, he will crash on the couch or his dog bed after that)
He has a great demeanor, we have taken him to the dog park and he got along with all of the dogs and was great with the kids that were there. If a dog got aggressive, he would run away or want nothing to do with it...so he does not want to be the alpha in this relationship. If you are not paying enough attention to him, he will give you a "hug" or put his head right on your hand...but we are working from home, so when we say no he will go to his dog bed between us and wait until we have the time to pet him.
We love Boomer, and there will be a lot of tears when we need to give him up....He is a great dog and we will make a great companion.