Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Tibetan Spaniel
3 years old - Medium coat - Male

Brainy is a 3 year old CKC-Tibetan Spaniel mix. He's 21.8lbs. He's a total character. He loves his people. He thrives in an environment that establishes boundaries and rules. If he's allowed to just do whatever he wants, then he is like Dennis the Menace. If he's given structure in his home, he is a completely different dog who flourishes. He loves exploring when he first gets to a new home. He sniffed every inch of his foster home and when he was done he went and crashed on the floor.

Brainy was adopted and returned to us recently. When he was adopted he was adopted out with the caveat that he needed a home that didn't allow Brainy to run the house and that would offer him a structured environment. He needs boundaries and rules. Unfortunately he didn't receive that. He ultimately was returned because he was reactive to people as they came in the home. In his current foster home, he is crated when people enter. He is not allowed out until he is calm and relaxed. Brainy will require a home that understands leadership based training as opposed to positive reinforcement. He worked with three different positive reinforcement trainers and he was still returned. We had him work with a trainer that teaches boundaries, guidelines and expects the owner to be the leader and Brainy responded perfectly. He needs that kind of home.

Brainy gets along with other dogs. He likes other dogs.

Brainy lives with a cat. He ignores the cat after thoroughly sniffing the cat. And if the cat disappears for several hours and reappears, he'll sniff again. He has to make sure the cat hasn't been into mischief!

Brainy is only an option for those homes who have had a dog in the last 3 years (owned personally not a parent's or roommates dog and not petsitting a dog). If there are kids in the home they need to be over the age of 8.

**Not all of our dogs go to each adoption event. We want to make sure if you are interested in a dog that we have the dog at adoptions but that can only happen if you fill out an application ahead of time and are pre-approved. (Generally this must happen prior to the weekend)

**If you are wanting to submit an application within 24 hours of an event, please print off the application and bring with you as well as submitting it. You may still submit it and if time and volunteers permit, we will contact you. Most applications submitted the weekend of adoptions are not responded to until after the adoption weekend.

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