We adopted Otis at 17 Months. He had a rough start to life. He has adapted well to our home with two young kids and two cats. When he is indoors he is calm and well behaved. He is much more independent than other dog breeds, because of this he takes a lot of training and consistency. We live on a cattle farm and we are having a yard time with him off leash. He runs away which is sad. Wondering if he was tied for so long when he was young that when he gets freedom he just "runs" with it. Hoping this changes as he gets used to the farm. Would be a shame to have to tie him up all the time.