Our hike was awesome! Rock has some great energy....and he had a nose that wouldn't quit! The hound in him was such a strong part of his personality-he really could not stop sniffing all the new smells of the outdoors. He and Callie (another hound, and therefore nose-dog) joined forces locating some interesting finds, including a deer antler left on a stump. Whoever left it there, thank you! They couldn't quite figure out where the rest of the animal was, but they gave it a good old hound try! They were like two little kids discovering a treasure chest in the sand! Rock cooperated well on leash, though he seemed a little timid with us humans. I am wondering if there was an overly stern previous "companion" to make him so hesitant (only once in a while) or if he was just plain polite!