I am Trace’s foster mom, and I dearly love this big, beautiful boy! Trace is initially a little hesitant, and doesn't give his heart easily. He scoped things out at first, to see if I would be kind to him, and if he could trust me. But oh my goodness! When Trace falls, he falls HARD. He is a very tender and sensitive soul, and he gives his heart completely. Now he is committed to watching over me, and protecting me. He is never happiest than when he is right beside me.
Trace is very intelligent, and really wants to please. He knows a few basic commands, and will come when he is called. He is house broken and crate trained. He is calm and well behaved in the house. He has never bothered anything of mine. He is a good watch dog, but he is not a problem barker. He will definitely bark to alert me if he hears something, but after I reassure him that everything is all right, he settles back down. He rides well in the car and walks well on a leash. He will sleep quietly all night on a comfortable dog bed. If I decide to sleep in, Trace will just snooze along with me, without disturbing anyone. He is super affectionate, and loves a good ear scratch and snuggle.
There is only one behavior that a potential adopter needs to consider. Trace has really struggled with learning how to play with other dogs. He seems to have missed out on socializing with other dogs in his formative puppy years. I don't think he has ever lived in a house with another dog, and he has had a hard time figuring out how to do that. I have been working with him on appropriate interactions with other dogs. He is a very smart boy, and he is doing much better. He likes other dogs, and he wants to be friends, but sharing a home and a person with another dog can be confusing and difficult for Trace. For an adopter with no other pets, Trace will be an easy and delightful dog to add to your household.