Laying in the sun
Go to Park
I have been walking a pair of coonhounds regularly over the course of this year. They are a bonded pair, male and female both aged 9. When I first walk into the house, sometimes they howl but more often than not they just get excited and try to give kisses. One of them has a stuffed toy that she likes to show me every time. Once we start walking, they are slow but they are also strong dogs, even when they're nearly 10. They will pull in the direction they want to go, sometimes in opposite directions at the same time. Since they're hounds, they have a great sense of smell and like to spend some time sniffing certain things. They also like to eat goose poop at the nearby park, so you have to keep an eye on them all the time. They aren't quick to howl, but if they start up it takes a while for them to calm down again. They both like to chase squirrels and since they're pretty strong you have to hold on tight! Most days, neither of them will poop but they both pee right after leaving the house. They won't mark a lot, they'd rather spend their time sniffing things. One of them gets pretty slobbery during the walk and I have to clean his face up at home. While they're walking, they aren't very fast and usually are a couple steps behind me but their walking is fairly consistent. Since we walk sometimes in the residential area instead of the park nearby, and something they like to do is stand and watch people as they pass by. They won't move until the person has left the area, then they'll keep walking. They're not aggressive at all and have been greeted and petted by all ages of people. One time we accidentally stalled a whole game of bocce ball because all the old people wanted to go over and pet them. They are so friendly and affectionate. When we get back to their home, I make sure they have plenty of water because they can drink a whole bowl. They're a very sweet breed, gentle giants. They won't give too many kisses which is probably for the best, considering how slobbery they are. They don't whine as I'm leaving, they are ready for a little nap and go to their beds, or they find their toy to chew on.