Socialization/training: Reece is a very happy pup and gets along great with every dog he's been introduced to. He is a sweet and affectionate boy that loves to cuddle. He knows sit and we are working on "off" and "lay down" and "go to your bed". He's very smart and picks up the household routine quickly. He is totally crate trained and although he doesn't love his crate, he will go in quite easily and he doesn't bark or fuss when he's crated. I think he will be extremely easy to train with several other commands. He's eager to please.
Good with Children: GREAT with kids! Seems to understand the difference and is gentle and doesn't jump on little ones. He's been living with a 5 year old and we're amazed at how gentle he is with him even while playing with toys.
Good with Dogs: great with dogs. Very polite and submissive.
Good with Cats: No -reported to be cat sharp and is not to go to a cat home.
House trained: He arrived not house trained but I do believe we are at 100% now, but he will likely need a refresher in a new environment.
Crate trained: Yes - no issues
Leash trained: Needs a lot of work here - he's young and strong so he would benefit from obedience training. I did run with him and he learned the dog walking attachment on my mountain bike immediately and LOVED it! He'd be a great running/hiking companion.
Activity Level: He's still a pup so he's very playful and energetic but he settles down nicely. If you're sitting, he'd like to be on you lap.
Fence: I think Reece would do really well with traditional and also invisible fencing. Leash walking probably won't be enough to expend his energy. He's going to be easy to train on recall - he does know his name and comes when called about 75% of the time currently. He will need more exercise than leash walking or a tie out.
Behavior: Reece is very affectionate and a cuddler. He's attentive, curious and smart. Very sweet and definitely has a nose on him! I haven't seen him skittish about anything or startle at any noises but someone must have raised a hand to him - he puts his head down a little when you reach for him. I'm already seeing that fade some though. He is very trusting.
Medical History: Considering the neglectful state he was found in, he's a pretty healthy pup!!!! He arrived in foster care free of parasites, intestinal worms and heart worm negative but did test positive for Lyme. He needs to finish out his antibiotic for that and then should be rechecked again in a few months. He was neutered on 10/12/16. Reece has a pretty pronounced over bite but nothing that causes issues - his teeth are otherwise healthy and clean.
Foster Comments: Reece is a great dog and every bit what's typical of a setter - sweet, smart, athletic, attentive, affectionate and birdy! If I didn't already have 2 dogs he'd be a foster fail no doubt! He's going to be even more handsome when his coat fills in. We've truly enjoyed having him and he plays great with my other 2 dogs which are both female.
Adoption fee: $300.00
Foster Location: Medina, OH
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