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Old 06-12-2018, 03:46 PM   #1
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Long story short, we took this dog in from another forum member that moved to CA about 2 weeks ago. We thought we'd see how he did here with us but he needs more room to run than we have. His name is Hemi. He has been nuetered and is up to date on all his shots/vet visits. Have all his paperwork. He is house broken and doesnt chew up furniture. He does chew up blinds if left alone in the house( figured this out first day we had him). He does have a kennel but hates being home alone. We have almost an acre and will jump the fence to run around the neighborhood. This is our biggest concern as we live close to a busy road. Previous owner said he's fine around guns, i havent verified it. He knows basic commands(sit, layn ect..) and is great around our kids(7&9). He'd probably be best out in the country with room to roam. He seems to do good around other dogs once they are introduced properly. He's a smart dog but given where we live, we'd rather not see him splattered on the road. Im in Magnolia.

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Old 06-12-2018, 03:49 PM   #2
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Best of luck to him.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:12 PM   #3
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Forgot to add, he's 2 1/2 years old.

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:04 PM   #4
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Lol sounds like my old Catahoula. Best dog I ever had but man was he hard headed.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:09 PM   #5
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Haha. He listens very well but just likes to roam. I would understand if he still had nuts. We're just afraid he's going to get run over if he jumps and when we're not looking.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:18 PM   #6
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I adopted the best catahoula I’ve ever had off tbh
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:26 PM   #7
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There's no doubt in my mind he'd be prefectly fine with more space to run. Wouldnt mind him roaming if we werent so close to a main road.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:04 AM   #8
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TTT for this guy. Would like to see him go to a good country home.

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Old 06-13-2018, 10:46 AM   #9
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Bump for great dog.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:10 AM   #10
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One last bump to the top.

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Old 06-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #11
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That's a pretty dog. We are all full here, but could you get a Petsafe system to keep him from jumping out?
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:43 PM   #12
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That's a pretty dog. We are all full here, but could you get a Petsafe system to keep him from jumping out?
Its on order and will be here next week. Still feel like he'll manage to get out some how. He's runs around the **** yard looking at his options. Honestly think he's bored here. Haha.

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Old 06-14-2018, 03:46 PM   #13
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Its on order and will be here next week. Still feel like he'll manage to get out some how. He's runs around the **** yard looking at his options. Honestly think he's bored here. Haha.

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That's cool. Sounds like he needs a female friend! (like another working dog.) More than one dog is a PIA. We have 3 right now and honestly they are happiest having each other around to play with. Best of luck to you and him, he sounds like a good dog.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:48 PM   #14
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I'd pull my hair out having to chase 2 down and keep up with 2 kids also. He really is a good dog but we live real close to FM 1488 and its like an interstate hwy. He's headed that way 2 of the times he jumped.
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That's cool. Sounds like he needs a female friend! (like another working dog.) More than one dog is a PIA. We have 3 right now and honestly they are happiest having each other around to play with. Best of luck to you and him, he sounds like a good dog.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:59 PM   #15
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not sure if Im asking this correctly but when you say "roam" i obviously understand what that means but will/does he come back. You stated that if you didn't live so close to a busy road you would let him "roam". We are in the country but not there typically overnight but have a barn and fencing, etc. Whats the chances of him staying around? we run cattle and are there typically everyday but there are days and nights we don't make it by. Hope Im asking my question in a clear manner.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:04 PM   #16
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not sure if Im asking this correctly but when you say "roam" i obviously understand what that means but will/does he come back. You stated that if you didn't live so close to a busy road you would let him "roam". We are in the country but not there typically overnight but have a barn and fencing, etc. Whats the chances of him staying around? we run cattle and are there typically everyday but there are days and nights we don't make it by. Hope Im asking my question in a clear manner.
We live in a subdivision and honestly havent let him go long enough to see if he'd come back. I've just been jumping in the truck and get up next to him and open the door. He jumps right in. It's not like he hauls ***** and never looks back. Haha. He just puts his nose down and goes for a cruise. Im towards the front of the subdivison and probably less than a 1/4 miles from the main road.

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Old 06-14-2018, 04:09 PM   #17
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not sure if Im asking this correctly but when you say "roam" i obviously understand what that means but will/does he come back. You stated that if you didn't live so close to a busy road you would let him "roam". We are in the country but not there typically overnight but have a barn and fencing, etc. Whats the chances of him staying around? we run cattle and are there typically everyday but there are days and nights we don't make it by. Hope Im asking my question in a clear manner.
To answer your question, if he knows where food/water is and has plenty of space to run free, i bet he'd be fine. If i lived out on an old country road, i wouldnt worry about him. He listens well enough and responds. Only thing i can forsee is he's been an inside sleeper all his life.

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Old 06-14-2018, 04:19 PM   #18
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To answer your question, if he knows where food/water is and has plenty of space to run free, i bet he'd be fine. If i lived out on an old country road, i wouldnt worry about him. He listens well enough and responds. Only thing i can forsee is he's been an inside sleeper all his life.

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Gotcha. He doesn't look like he has much working blood in him. lol

We've got plenty of water always available and food wouldn't be an issue. Im just worried he would run off the first night and not come back. in and around the Athens area so good amount of woods.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:27 PM   #19
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Gotcha. He doesn't look like he has much working blood in him. lol

We've got plenty of water always available and food wouldn't be an issue. Im just worried he would run off the first night and not come back. in and around the Athens area so good amount of woods.
I honestly dont know how much previous owner did with him and i havent had a chance to take him out yet. Brother killed a pig about a week ago and we brought some hide over here. He's been playing with it the last 7 days or so.

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Old 06-14-2018, 04:29 PM   #20
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I'll get my brother to chime in here in a bit. He worked with him the 2nd day we had him.

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Old 06-14-2018, 04:47 PM   #21
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I'll get my brother to chime in here in a bit. He worked with him the 2nd day we had him.

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sounds good
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:21 PM   #22
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As someone that has raised registered catahoulas since the 80's.....You really cannot let them run loose. They will just cause problems. They need to be confined or chained when they are not working. Most of the time if you let them run loose he just end up with neighbors that hate you and a dog that gets shot. Good luck on getting him placed.

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Old 06-14-2018, 05:41 PM   #23
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As someone that has raised registered catahoulas since the 80's.....You really cannot let them run loose. They will just cause problems. They need to be confined or chained when they are not working. Most of the time if you let them run loose he just end up with neighbors that hate you and a dog that gets shot. Good luck on getting him placed.

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Old 06-14-2018, 08:22 PM   #24
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Brother here. I had this dog at the house for the day to see what his deal was. Hes ultra athletic, and well behaved. I leave my catahoula and Brittany loose and they never leave the yard, so I wanted to see what this guy would do off leash. First thing he did was make a big loop around the property then head up the road. As soon as I called him he came right back and laid down with the other dogs. He was pampered by previous owner (slept inside, allowed on couches etc.), this ultimately led to a little separation anxiety. Nothing major. He showed an interest in pig hide/scent, so the option to make a worker out of him is there. Hell make somebody a great dog, working or otherwise.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:09 PM   #25
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