The Redbone Coonhound is affectionate, gentle and should has a strong desire to please. The Redbone is an extremely vocal dog, as would be expected of a hound. Redbones do not reach full physical and mental maturity until the age of two years, comparatively slower than many other breeds. As with all breeds, puppies and adolescents are more energetic than adults and need lots of activity so they don`t become destructive. When going through obedience training it is important to know that harsh methods are not effective with this breed. Once trained and aware of its size, they are known to be very gentle and can be trusted with children. Get acquainted with this dog off leash in one of our family run areas. Most dogs will need to run off some energy before they settle down and get acquainted with you. Thanks!