Hank Boswell Ferguson


Bloodhound
Picture of Hank Boswell Ferguson, a male Bloodhound

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Home:Davison, MI  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Hank Boswell Ferguson

Nicknames:
HANK the TANK

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
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 Intelligence 
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 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
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Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
May 7th 2006

Likes:
Attention! Playing, practicing tricks or just a car ride! He loves it all! He also loves to have his teeth brushed. It all started when Hank got curious as Alana was brushing her teeth. Now he will sit and wait anytime someone is in the bathroom.

Pet-Peeves:
Loud noises

Favorite Toy:
His stuffed pheasant- he loves to make it honk!

Favorite Food:
Mahlah's and Carter's food! Everytime we go to visit Hank goes right for their food. We try to keep him from it since he should only eat what we feed him at home- Large Breed Puppy Chow

Favorite Walk:
He is just learning how to "loose leash walk"- we need a lot of practice with this one since he wants to sniff everything!

Best Tricks:
He is learning so many new tricks at Petsmart Puppy Class. One of his best trick is "Watch Me"- where he makes eye contact with you to get a treat! Its undescribable how you feel when you actually make eye contact . . . I know I fall in love everytime!

Arrival Story:
We (Matt and I) decided a house is not a home without a dog. In addition to that, Alana is by herself a lot so a dog is good companionship and security. After many calls (all over the country) we found a breeder near Jackson Michigan that had their first litter of puppies available. The breeders were the nicest people you ever met with so much love for the breed. They have a great set up for their current 2 full-grown females and an additional one they were planning to keep from the litter.

Bio:
Hank's mother is a Search and Rescue bloodhound (all tan) and is famous !. She recently was able to help lead the County Police to "find" a missing boy. Although it is a sad ending, her ability to track was what ultimately led to the confession of a homicide. Hank's sister (a liver-and-tan) is already tracking and I am sure will be just as good as her mommy. We are starting tracking practices with Hank . . . and although we will not be involved in cases, it will help keep Hank in tack with his roots (and will be fun for us too!)

Forums Motto:
HANK the TANK

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 11th 2006 More than 8 years!

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Dogster Id:
364204


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Growing Up . . . .


Merry Christmas!

November 30th 2006 9:25 am
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Merry Christmas!!! Its about that time! So I thought I would get everyone in the mood . . . as you can see Hank has the Christmas Spirit!

Wishing you all the best . . . family, faith, fun and SLOBBER!

 

Graduated!

September 19th 2006 2:29 pm
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Yesterday (09/18/06) Hank graduated from Puppy Class at PetsMart. Now he can sit, lay, stay, come, loose-leash walking, drop it, leave it, shake, sit to greet . . . . but all of this happens only when he feels like it :>

Hank is still fighting some kind of skin irritation. The vets still do not have a solution but the newest treatment seems to help quite a bit.

Last week Hank was a little over 60 lbs and he is only 4 months old!!! He is doing so well adjusting to his new freedom outside during the day. His friend (chocolate lab), CoCo, runs the fence line with him and sometimes they just sit and stare at each other through the fence. I think they are great buddys!

Doug and Rachel brought their dog, Boomer (a boxer) over on Sunday. The two played really well for almost two solid hours! Hank slept REALLY well that night :>

So besides the mouthing (as he is still teething) and the occasionally jump on the counter Hank has the WORST smelling farts and he snores soooo loud! Its so bad that its funny! I guess thats how it is when you love something so much!

 

On my own . . .

August 16th 2006 10:53 am
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We left Hank on his own outside yesterday! Alana was not convinced Hank was old enough to have the entire yard to himself. But after a very messy 11 hours in the basement a few days ago we really had no choice. He cannot be potty trained when we work such long hours so we hope giving him the opportunity to stay in the sunroom or go outside will help.

When Matt got home yesterday Hank was laying the grass. Then while Matt was mowing the front lawn Alana came home to find him fast-asleep with his blanky in the flowerbeds. (Yes Alana is upset about him climbing over the 2-1/2 ft railing to get into the flower beds but now we know he is getting into the flowers because he feels safe in there.)

Monday night's Puppy Class at Petsmart was very beneficial. We had a "substitute" trainer for the day and Alana was thoroughly impressed (Matt stayed home to clean up the basement mess that Hank left). So after one day of training him on my own with this new instructor's instructions I think its going to be okay. But she did emphasize that we have one of the hardest breeds to train so to have patience and be firm. We think its going to be okay :>

 
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