Paddy originally came to WARS 2 years ago where he was successfully rehomed. He has been returned to us through no fault of his own, but rather a change of owner circumstance.
Hes is a very loving hound with lots of personality. He has put on a few kilos in the past month or so but he is eager to shed the weight and become his young fit self once again.
Paddy will need to be in an adult only home. He has had a small history of what appears to be nightmares that when woken from resulted in redirected outburst. Paddy has never bitten anyone but safety measures would need to be taken. Precautions such as giving him his own sofa to sleep on and not letting him sleep in the bed would need to be taken.
Paddy has no recall whatsoever and as per the breed would struggle in the future to be able to be let off the lead. Anyone looking to rehome Paddy will need to accept that he may always be an on lead dog. To learn more about the breed please visit: http://www.trailhoundwelfare.org.uk/
Paddy is housetrained but cannot be left more than 4 hours at a time.
Paddy is a bit of an anxious dog and needs some management around this. for example he isnt keen on meeting dogs in a small space such as an alleyway which is completely understandable. Knocks on the door and regualar visitors to the household is also things that paddy would struggle with.
Paddy is quite strong on the lead and will need an owner who is capable of holding a 25 kilogram hound with a nose to the floor following a really motivating scent. With this in mind trailhounds need a moderate amount of walking for physical stimulation however, mental stimulation inside the home needs to be accounted for.
Paddy must be rehomed to an adult only home with no visiting children unless on a rare occasions. His new home must be filled with people who will give him lots of time and attention and will follow the precautions mentioned in the other paragraph. Paddy is a bit of an anxious doggie and would suit an owner who understands that they need to manage the environment around the dog to make them more comfortable. For example if a dog were to be anxious of the postman putting letters through the letter box, get an external letterbox. If Paddy is uncomfortable walking down alleyways, stick to more open spaces ect.
Paddy could live with a suitable dog however not a cat.
Just like all dogs we rehome, her new owners must use positive training methods to help her adjust to becoming a pet. The shelter can help teach you the dos and donts during the rehoming process. 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