We adopted a Bluetick Coonhound named Gunner!
(Kenosha, WI USA)
Our 3 year old son reading to Gunner
Gunner, has been an excellent addition to our family! Extremely gentle with our child and our other animals. However, one of our cats is not very tolerant of him which tends to set off his howling. We are working on this.
We love our constant companion and all the affection he gives! Mommy loves taking him as many places as she can to exercise his body and mind.
Our Bluetick Coonhound is 5 1/2 years old and I had him ready for canine good citizen in 3 weeks. He only knew sit when he first joined us.
I was rather surprised to see the comment that training can be difficult, unless you are referring to how distracted a puppy can get, especially with all the new smells.
Gunner has been my first experience with this breed and he has made me a HUGE fan!