Ziggy

Animal ID: APA-A-35188
Adoption Fee: $25.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Hound
Mix
Current Weight: 64 pounds
Date of Birth: 2015-03-28
Age: 3 years, 4 months
Other Info: TOP Dog Ready
Location: TLAC
Building 3
Kennel 211
Dog Score: 1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.
Cat Score: 3 - Has had mixed interactions with cats
Child Score: 1 - Needs an adult only home.
Home Alone Score: 4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully

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Check out Ziggy's Videos!

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Ziggy is a spunky, young pup with a desire to learn. He's also a very playful guy, and loves to run, run, and run some more. Ziggy is very treat-oriented, making training easy and fun, and he's so good on leash that sometimes he's so focused on his handler (and the treats), that he'll walk right into fences.

This smart pup is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obdience Program and recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled 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!

Dogs in the program learn skills including sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called. In addition, Ziggy has also learned "Place".

Ziggy has worked hard to become a wonderful companion, 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 a great example of what training and love can do for a dog. This goofy boy will melt your heart and empty your treat pouch. Come meet him!