|Looks Like:||Retriever, Labrador
|Current Weight:||55 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2014-12-10|
|Age:||4 years, 0 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Ready|
|Dog Score:||2 - Could potentially live with a well matched dog friend. Come speak with us to find out more!|
|Cat Score:||2 - There’s potential. Let’s talk about how to slowly integrate dogs and cats!|
|Child Score:||1 - Needs an adult only home.|
|Home Alone Score:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
An accomplished fetch player, Cookie will take off at lightning speed the moment he hears the word "take!" Then he will drop the ball at your feet when he hears "drop!" He loves the thrill of the chase almost as much as he loves his humans. Once you've earned his trust, Cookie will be your loyal sidekick for life. He has won over the hearts of several volunteers who all rave about his sweet nature and devotion to his friends.
Outside the play yard, Cookie is busy mastering a number of skills that will make him a model citizen in the home, and he recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means Cookie has already learned all the skills in his training plan in in APA!'s Total Obedience Program.
The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program learn skills including walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told "free," coming when called and "place", which means Cookie will go to a specific place in your home on command.
Cookie 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 Cookie 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
Please consider meeting Cookie today so you can see how much this fun guy has to offer! He's truly one of a kind and will undoubtedly make his future forever family very happy.