I couldn't believe my ears when he said he'd take a hike with me! Well this was better than anything at all! I enjoy his company and we took a nice hike through the woods. He patiently explained the tracks we saw in the snow. I think he was hoping to spot some deer but we had the dog with us and he probably made enough noise to scare anything off with his running back and forth. No, he didn't bark, but he did make noise tearing through the brush.