When she first came to the rescue she was up on the counters looking for food. She has learned that this is not the done thing, but still has the odd lapse when I am getting Kong’s ready to go out especially when I have some great smelling wet food.
We doubt she had ever been in a house until she came to the rescue. So she is doing very well at learning our rules.
Cossie had a little trouble getting her house training down she is 100% now when I am at home. But may still have the occasional accident when I go out. When we go out we can leave her with the run of the house and she does not touch anything she shouldn’t.
Cossie loves the sun and likes nothing better than finding a nice warm patch in the yard and just basking or she can be seen rolling around and occasionally tossing the tennis ball. She doesn’t like the rain but will go out in it if she has to. She lives with other dogs and is happy and relaxed around them, being a hound she would probably be happiest with another dog in the house. She will play chase but is not keen on wrestling play or over the top playing. She is very genteel with her telling of no just a little rumble from her and they understand.
When Cossie is in the house she is generally laying down quietly somewhere unless she hears rustling that could mean food or movement that means we are going for a walk. She walks OK on her gentle leader but we don’t walk on leash much as we have fully fenced acreage. She will need a fenced yard as like all hounds when her nose switches on her ears switch off. She is in a level 1 obedience class at the moment and is doing well and would probably do even better if her foster mom practiced with her more.
Cossie is very quiet for a hound she hardly barks and I have only heard the hound bay from her once the first time she saw the horse next door. Now she just watches him quietly. She could go to a home with a confident cat who won’t run but if the cat runs then Cossie will give chase.
When we are walking she is generally just running and following her nose. She does enjoy chasing the tennis ball but does not bring it back but will toss it about and run with it but happily give it up for you to throw it again.
Cossie is a sweet girl with a lovely nature everyone who has come to the house she has greeted calmly and quietly. She would probably do best in a quiet home. Could you be the forever home she is looking for?
Cossie is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed Animal Rescue. The adoption donation is $375. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated as part of their adoption. Please fill out our Adoption Form if you are interested. You can also reach us by email at GrandRiverRescue@hotmail.com
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