Dog Story: Bentley is a gorgeous, high-energy, 14 month-old boy who loves to snuggle and have his belly rubbed. He absolutely loves to play and run. He wrestles wildly with his two younger foster brothers. We are practicing basic commands with him and working on leash walking. Bentley quickly learned to use the dog door and loves to go in and out with ease. He seems very people oriented and willing to please. We are walking him off leash with our other Brittanys in the country side. We have been whistle training him which he responds to well with the addition of frequent food rewards. Bentley is crated when home alone. He enjoys going for car rides. When he begins to chew on something inappropriate, he is easily redirected to appropriate dog toys and chewies. Bentley has exhibited some separation anxiety though he seems to improve a little every day. I expect that once he gains comfort and trust with his forever family, this should subside with positive reinforcement. We believe a routine would be a wonderful tool for Bentley. He settles well in the evening as long as he is near his humans. Bentley will need to be adopted by family who will not leave him alone for long periods of time. He needs a family who is willing to work with him on a consistent basis for the next six months while he learns what is expected of him. He is an extremely smart dog who just needs to understand what the expectations are. Bentley thrives with a lot of playtime and human contact. He would probably do well in a home with another dog (or a neighbor dog) as he loves, loves, loves to play with others. He is now learning the joys of interacting and playing. If you can offer Bentley the attention that he needs, please complete the online adoption application and mention Bentley-2998. Bentley is an owner surrender from a couple who worked long hours. Bentley spent a large part of his formative puppyhood in isolation. Because he was left alone for long periods of time as a puppy, he reportedly had episodes of destruction evolving out of boredom. While living with us, we have not experienced any destructive behavior in our presence.