|Current Weight:||57 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2010-06-09|
|Age:||7 years, 5 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Trainee|
|Dog Score:||1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.|
|Cat Score:||3 - Has had mixed interactions with cats|
|Child Score:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
Brasco is house-trained, does very well in his crate and enjoys a good snooze while he's there. He will joyfully jump in and adorably wait for a treat. He's a master on his leash or harness, and knows several commands. He understands "heel and will always walk next to you when you ask him to. Brasco will patiently sit and wait for his food to be set down, never jumps on the furniture, and is very well behaved. He really is an awesome pooch!
He likes to take his time in getting comfortable with new people before he shows much affection. Once he's there though, he is the cuddle king! He wants very much to be a tiny lap dog, and really commits to it sometimes. It's pretty hilarious to watch him try! This sweet pooch will lovingly put his paw on your knee when he's sitting next to you, and loves belly rubs! Once you've won this guy over he really is the epitome of respectful, loving, and eager.
This goofy dog adores his tennis balls, and will happily chase them around the yard! He will also lope around the house carrying and squeaking it trying to see if anyone is up for some tug of war. When it's time to go for a walk, this fella is 100% all in! This active guy also adores car rides. He will proudly sit in the back seat as though he's the coolest pup in town!
This respectful guy would do wonderfully in a home that enjoys being active. He loves to go on walks, and would be thrilled to get several in throughout the day. Although he does fine alone, he really thrives when his people are close. Even though he's a bigger pooch, he's incredibly mindful, gentle, and easy to take care of. He just wants a loving, patient home to help him warm up to people and be the best dog he can be.
Brasco also 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, Brasco 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! Brasco is learning skills like sit and down, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called.
Once Brasco successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brasco 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 Brasco 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 Brasco! He will show you what a great buddy he can be!