Remington is seven year-old Boykin Spaniel looking for that one very special home to adopt him! He weighs sixty pounds, all muscle and is taller than most Boykins. Besides being loving and sweet, he is a high-energy dog who will require significant daily exercise in the form of structured training or activity with owner participation. He loves swimming and retrieving. He also loves car rides and petting. It is possible that he has been a hunted in the past. He certainly has the drive and instinct to be a great hunting companion!
He is currently completing a 30-day training course by a professional K-9 officer. He has been trained on a e-collar and can walk off leash and has shown a quick mastery of off-lead commands. Remy knows and obeys the following commands: Down, Come, Release, Heel. He could easily excel in rally work, hunting or training for specialized detection work, as long as the handler is experienced and committed to ongoing, weekly if not daily training. He is the epitome of a dog who needs a job! A firm, calm approach will work best.
Remy does still jump up some when greeting people, only because he excited to meet them, and therefore he may be a bad match for homes with young children he could topple over. He is house-trained, does not chew or counter-surf, and is crate-trained; but will be honored to sleep on the floor at the foot of your bed! He is not aggressive to other dogs, but some males show aggression to him; females seem to not get bothered by him. Also, Remy is much easier to groom than most Boykins!
He needs a forever home that will give him affection, structure and LOTS of mental and physical stimulation. A home without children would be best. Currently, Remy is in the final stages of being cleared of heart-worms, and his treatment will be completed in early July. He will remain in our care for some time after that so that he can be safely brought back up to full activity, but we will be leaving his availability open for the duration so that we can find exactly the right home for this super boykin!