|Looks Like:||American Blue Heeler
|Current Weight:||90 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2015-08-23|
|Age:||2 years, 9 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Trainee|
|Dog Score:||1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.|
|Cat Score:||1 - Needs to live in a home without cats|
|Child Score:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||5 - Has been left home alone successfully|
Amma has previously lived with a family and knows her way around the house. She's a real people pleaser - she loves to learn and thinks training is great fun - it's all more playtime to Amma! And she's an enthusiastic kisser!
Amma knows quite a few commands and would love to continue training with her new family. She knows "sit", "shake", "down", is learning drop with tennis balls/fetch, and even knows "place"! She's a dream on a leash, trotting along nicely and obeying the "sit" command even next to a busy road.
We love Amma's affectionate, silly personality. When volunteers approach her kennel to take her out, her whole body swings side to side with excitement! She gets so affectionate that she'll jump on top of you, but she's also happy to settle down and just cuddle.
Amma 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, Amma has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! She is also learning skills like sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called.
Once Amma successfully completes all the skills on her training plan she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Amma 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 her 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
Come meet Amma and see if you'll be her newest favorite.