Hi, my name is Boone! I’m around one year old, dashingly handsome and a big goofball!
I love everyone and everything - people, dogs, food, toys, life, and especially balls. Love balls.
I’m a big lover! You, me and some quality snuggles, that’s my world. My foster mom says she’s never met a sweeter cuddle bug. I’ll pretty much do anything for affection.
I’m young and bursting with energy so I need a family that can keep me exercised daily and has a fenced-in yard for me to run around and chase after balls in. I’m told I’m sooo sweet when I’m well exercised.
I have a high prey drive, so I’d prefer a home without cats.
I know “sit“ already and understand that when I do, I get stuff. I’m working on “stay“ and “down” and learning how to “go to my place.” I also know that I have to sit before I get dinner or before the door opens to go outside. See, I’m a smart boy, eager to please and learn very quickly. I love food and toys nearly as much as affection so that’s the currency in my training.
I love to look out of windows, and I will stare outside forever to see what’s going on. I call it GSP TV.
My mom says I’m a good boy about not begging for human food at the dinner table and, instead, nicely go to my bed and relax.
I get along great with other dogs and all humans, but I’m a bit of a spaz, so older kids would be better for me because I am blissfully unaware of my size and speed.
I’ve been learning how to behave on a leash without dragging my foster mom around during our walks. She says that I’ve been doing so well, but I do love to bark at other dogs when I see them on the street - I just can’t help myself and I want to play with them so much. So that’s an area where I’ll need some help and a lot of training.
I also love humans so much that I get really stressed out when they leave, so I don’t do well when left alone. To be specific, after you leave, I might try to escape my crate and could hurt myself in the process - I’ll also cry and bark a lot until I make sure that you are coming back. I do a bit better when just left in the house, but I will still bark and cry when you leave, so I really need someone who can be home with me all the time and will train me to be OK by myself.
I’m told that I’m such a good boy at night while I’m in my crate by your side and, even during the day, I always go into my crate when asked. I’ve been working hard on not getting so sad when you leave.
I also haven’t chewed anything yet so I’m probably OK to be left around the house in a safe place where I can’t get into too much trouble. I haven’t gotten into any shenanigans yet, but I’ve definitely eyed the trash can and dog food bins.
My perfect forever family will be home a lot, ideally with one person working/staying at home so I can slowly learn that I’m not being abandoned again. I promise I’ll shower you with love and affection. If you happen to have previous experience helping with separation anxiety or are willing to ask a trainer for help, even better.
I’d love to find someone who has experience with young GSPs and has the time and willingness to teach me - I promise that I’ll try so hard to be the best boy that I can be!
I’m healthy, heartworm negative, up to date on all my vaccines and just over 1 year old so my adoption fee is $375.