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I am wondering if adopting my grandparent's dog is possible for me.
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My parents live on a 50 acre orchard with and have a boxer that is about 4 years old. He has had free reign of the property for his whole life, with a shock-collar underground boundary and a dog friend who is owned by another family who they ran the farm with. I live on a small lot in a fairly large city. We have a small flock of chickens and a rabbit, neither of which the dog is used to.
Is it at all feasible that he could be adopted into our 6 person family as my parents are moving "in to town"? So far he has very limited training, does not walk well on a leash and is not allowed in the house, but is allowed to sleep in the garage.
 

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I am wondering if adopting my grandparent's dog is possible for me.
Please read situation below.

My parents live on a 50 acre orchard with and have a boxer that is about 4 years old. He has had free reign of the property for his whole life, with a shock-collar underground boundary and a dog friend who is owned by another family who they ran the farm with. I live on a small lot in a fairly large city. We have a small flock of chickens and a rabbit, neither of which the dog is used to.
Is it at all feasible that he could be adopted into our 6 person family as my parents are moving "in to town"? So far he has very limited training, does not walk well on a leash and is not allowed in the house, but is allowed to sleep in the garage.

4 years old is not too late to re-train a dog. 50 acres sounds like bliss for a dog but they don't need it as long as they get regular exercise. I wouldn't expect a boxer to bother the rabbit or chickens. I would give it a try, but with the proviso that you give him plenty of exercise at first and watch him carefully with the other animals. Good luck


Lynsey
 
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