|Current Weight:||60 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||10/22/2008|
|Age:||5 years, 4 months|
He is smart, playful, perceptive and affectionate. His favorite things: working for treats, and getting scratches on his fluffy chest while watching the world go by. He is energetic and would make a great exercise buddy. He can be a little skittish at first, but once he knows what's expected of him he bonds quickly and happily.
When Cecil arrived at APA!, he was confused and upset. He knew he wanted human company but he was scared of just about everything, and had no idea how to get along with his human handlers. Fast forward, and he now knows "sit," "down," "come," "touch," "swing," "jump," "up," "off," "crawl," "belly," "drop it," "leave it," and "shake." He is amazing!
He loves to play with his toys and human friends, get petted, explore, eat, and be a little ham. He is an active boy who turns to his handler for guidance and affection. He'll be your best friend when you get to know him.
He is not ideal for small children due to his size and busy nature (he might try to herd them), but he will be a real find for anyone interested in a smart, easily trainable dog who likes to work. He loves car rides and is crate and potty-trained.
Cecil is afraid of men and dogs he doesn't know. He's made great progress on this front, and is attending classes at the Canine Center for Training and Behavior. He comes with a scholarship to the Canine Center so he can continue his studies there. He will do best with confident handlers who will help him continue his work.
Cecil is fairly polite to the elderly dog in his foster home and has demonstrated that he enjoys playing with other dogs, provided he feels safe. He also briefly lived with a very confident cat and did well - he just left him alone.
Don't miss out on this fine lad - Cecil is ready to have fun with you today!
(Check out an additional video of Cecil here: http://youtu.be/D0E8s-_kTEE)
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