'Baxter' was chained to a tree and left to die. Baxter is about 20-24 months old and 53lbs. He absolutely loves attention and cuddles! In less than 2 weeks, he eagerly responds to 'sit', 'down', 'come', 'No', and many more commands. He loves toys and enjoys playing fetch. He is kennel trained and is good on a leash. He is house-trained and uses doggy doors. If you are looking for an 'all around companion' BAXTER is perfect!