Basset Hound Puppies for Sale in Aurora, IL
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Basset Hound Characteristics
The Basset Hound is the iconic low-riding hunting dog. Their keen sense of smell makes them useful trackers out in the field, but they also become mellow family friends who take well to a laid-back lifestyle. Proper socialization and obedience training are necessary for ensuring a proper fit within a family or hunting lifestyle.
The Basset Hound has a long and rich history as a "Scent Hound,” which means they aren’t as agile as some hunting dogs, but bring intelligence and excellent tracking to the table. Instead of tracking prey and attacking it head-on, the Basset Hound uses its highly-advanced sense of smell to track its prey for miles until its human counterpart can do the catching.
The Basset Hound is often seen with a lemon, black, or blue coat. Typically standing no taller than 14 inches at the shoulder and weighing in between 50-65 pounds, the Basset Hound is a stout and muscular creature. These dogs can be trained to be active hunters or mellow couch potatoes, but keeping the Basset Hound on a diet, either way, is important, as these dogs are prone to gaining a little too much excess weight when left to their own devices.
Ironically, these dogs can be a little bit tricky to train. Their breeding makes them excellent at following scents, but teaching them other skills can be an uphill battle! While they look hardy, the Basset Hound responds best to positive reinforcement and treats and has a tendency to shut down if voices are raised or physicality is used. They’re sweet and affectionate and highly attuned to their people’s moods. As with most breeds, early socialization and focused obedience training are recommended to build a great relationship with your hound dog.
How dog-friendly is Aurora?
A recent study from the insurance company Swiftest reviewed some of the largest American cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Aurora is one of the most pet-friendly locations with a population under 200,000.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Aurora
Aurora has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to run around and get some exercise. A few of the most popular dog parks in the city are Lincoln Dog Park, Phillips Dog Park, Stuart Sports Complex Dog Park, and James O. Breen Community Dog Park.
Aurora also has several great hiking trails for when you want to go on a scenic walk with your dog. Virgil Gilman Nature Trail, Illinois Prairie Path, Fox River Trail, and Hidden Lake Forest Preserve are a few great places to explore.
Life in Aurora with a dog
Aurora has a variety of pet-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Chelio’s Pub and Grill, Amato’s Pizzeria, Pomegranate Restaurant, and Firehouse Subs.
Aurora has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, spas, and daycares. Plus, every year, there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If you have friends or family visiting Aurora, they will find plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city include Homewood Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hotel Indigo, and TownePlace Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Aurora
Aurora is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city include Labrador Retrievers, Goldens, Labradoodles, Poodles, Goldendoodles, Miniature American Shepherds, and Boxers. No matter which breed you want to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its canine companions across the city.
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