“[My] day passes like molasses in wintertime, But it’s July” – Alan Jackson, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
Meet Alan! Alan is an 8-9 year old basset hound-american bulldog mix who weighs 45 lbs. Like a typical basset, he’s low energy, loves to use his nose, and enjoys taking his time to enjoy life.
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Alan would beg to differ. He lived most of his life as an outside dog, and used to mark when indoors. After a little extra training and being neutered, Alan has learned that it’s only okay to go potty outdoors. He signals by going to the front door, and still enjoys relaxing outside. Alan has also mastered kennel training; he will go into his kennel on command – no treat needed, but he does appreciate getting one! He’s good about being kenneled when Foster Mom is home but protests when left by himself.
Alan gets along really well with other dogs, and enjoys the occasional game of chase with them! He lives in a feline-friendly home, and mostly ignores that they’re there. Alan has become less shy since he joined the ACR family, and is very friendly and trusting of his human companions. Overall, Alan is a pretty mellow and lazy dog who doesn’t need to exercise a lot with his person to stay in good shape. His favorite form of exercise is long walks, especially when he is able to go at his slow pace and sniff stuff along the way. Alan would do fine at a dog park, but would probably spend his energy on sniffing out the place or refereeing other dogs playing in typical basset fashion.
Fun fact about Alan: Alan enjoys showing off his vocal range, a characteristic basset trait. He can make some interesting noises, and loves to bay when he gets really excited! He also loves squeaky toys — he’ll toss it around, play fetch by himself, roll on his back, and get spurts of zoomies when he’s playing. Besides being able to entertain himself, Alan is also a man who knows what he wants. The other night he wanted to lay by Foster Dad, so he dragged his dog bed across the room so that he could do just that!
Ready to stop and smell the roses with Alan? Then contact us today!
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