|Looks Like:||Retriever, Labrador
|Current Weight:||82.2 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2016-07-05|
|Age:||2 years, 7 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Trainee|
|Dog Score:||1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.|
|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|
Brother doesn't chew things he shouldn't (with the expectation of paper bags, because who can resist?) and he sleeps quietly in his crate through the night. He's a smart pup and already knows "sit," "stay," "back up," "lay down" and "vacuum" (where he cleans up all the yummy snacks off the floor, except carrots, gross).
Brother really seems to love learning and is thriving 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, Brother 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 more skills like "leave it", walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," coming when called and "Place", which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command.
Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Brother will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brother is working 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 Brother 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
Brother is buckets of fun and will win you over with his passion for living life to the fullest. He has a ridiculous amounts of enthusiasm and more than anything is looking for a home where he can be speedy and active. If that sounds like yours, come make Brother your playmate for life!