Flint came in to the shelter as an ex-racer. He is very good friends with all dogs but especially likes his friend Evie who is also a trailhound.
Flint is a very nervous dog, who needs a slow integration in to everyday life. He will be a bit of a project but he is very much worth it.
He is very adorable and cuddly to those individuals who have spent the time getting to know him at the speed that he is comfortable.
Flint finds his confidence through other dogs. He his a bog boy but his courage is small.
Please do check the ideal home section to see the type of home Flint is looking for.
Flint really gains confidence from being around a confident dog. Therefore he is looking for a home with a suitable dog or dogs and cannot be rehomed to a household with no other dogs. If there is a home out there willing to take on both Flint and Evie they do get on really well. However, it would be more advantageous for them both to be rehomed with a more confident dog.
Because Flint is so flighty and scared of his own shadow he needs to be in an adult only quiet household.
Trailhounds are quiet active dogs and require a moderate amount of exercise, therefore a home with an active lifestyle would suit well.
As trailhounds come from a racing background they have no concept of house training or walking well on a lead. Flint would suit a home with someone understanding and willing to put in the work to make him be the best trailhound he can be.
A home with previous trailhound experience would be preferred but not essential. He must go to a home with someone with dog experience, and a reasonable expectation of what it would be like have a hound breed as a pet. He will need a family who is willing to continue the work carried out by WARS.
Being a Trailhound jumping is his forte he will need a garden with minimum 6ft fences. As well as excelling in jumping he also loves chin rubs. Therefore, his new owners must practice to make sure they have the chin scratch perfected.
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