I have a four-year-old adopted pointer-very gentle with children, allowing them to dress him up, carry him, play with his flappy cheek skin....completely gentle. He is a total couch potato when at home. I need to take him for an hour walk in the morning--required--and I like to take him for another 30 to 40 minutes in the afternoon. He runs free several times per week, but does just fine on a leash (when we travel, he is only walked on leash). He is very easy to train, but he is not as food oriented as other dogs so he needs a mix of reward and scolding to act his best. We adopted him at 1.5 years and he needed total house training. Once he understood his surroundings he was and is very obedient, well mannered, and tidy. He acts quite like a cat, sitting in a chair, watching birds and grooming himself all day.
Answered by Anonymous - 8/20/2012 10:03:55 AM