|Looks Like:||Cattle Dog, Australian (Blue Heeler)
|Current Weight:||46.5 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2013-09-21|
|Age:||5 years, 1 month|
|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:||U - No Information Yet|
|Child Score:||1 - Needs an adult only home.|
|Home Alone Score:||5 - Has been left home alone successfully|
Howard is an energy matcher - if you're excited, he's excited, if you're relaxed, he is too. He absolutely loves to romp around the yard and get you outside to play with him, but if it's time to chill, he's down for that too. Howard is a bit shy when he first meets new people, but once you've won him over, you have a friend for life!
This well-behaved pup is house-trained, crate-trained, and has learned "sit" and "down". He walks wonderfully on leash and is a big fan of trails! This quick learner and really aims to please his people and has excelled in APA!'s Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP Dog, Howard 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!
Howard is now TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan, 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," and coming when called. Howard 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 Howard 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
Howard would love to be a part of a home that loves activity! He has lots of energy and loves long walks and getting plenty of exercise. He mostly just wants lots of love and can't wait to meet his forever family! Come meet Howard, he promises to be the best pal he can be!