Animal ID: APA-A-35188
Sex: M
Looks Like: Hound
Current Weight: 59 pounds
Date of Birth: 2015-03-28
Age: 2 years, 3 months
Colors: Tan /None
Spayed/Neutered: Y
Other Info: TOP Dog Trainee
Location: TLAC
Building 3
Kennel 232
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Check out Ziggy's Videos!


If a spunky, young dog with a desire to learn is what you're looking for, come to Austin Pets Alive! to meet Ziggy. Imagine adopting a dog who already has the foundation of obedience - obeying sit, down, place (in progress), walking on leash.

Ziggy is a very playful guy, and he loves to run, run and run some more. Ziggy is very treat-oriented, making training a fun time for you both. When walking on leash, he's sometimes so focused on his handler and the treat, he'll walk right into fences.

Ziggy enjoys learning new things and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modelled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Ziggy has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him learn the skills to become the best dog he can be! He is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called.

Once Ziggy successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Ziggy is working hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Ziggy after adoption and master all the TOP dog skills together. Check out a video on APA's CGC program, on which the TOP was based: https://vimeo.com/89434193

Ziggy is going to grow into his body and his manners; just you wait and see what training and love will do for him. He wants to be yours! This goofy boy will melt your heart and empty your treat pouch.