|Looks Like:||Mixed Breed (Large)|
|Current Weight:||51 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2015-06-30|
|Age:||3 years, 2 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:||3 - Has mixed notes about being left home alone|
Zydeco adores his people, and is very affectionate with his friends at the shelter. It's a very rewarding feeling to win his love! He really is the epitome of the ultimate loyal best friend.
Zydeco also enjoys learning new things and is 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, Zydeco 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! Zydeco is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called.
Once Zydeco successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Zydeco 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 Zydeco 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
Zydeco has so much love to give his perfect family, and can't wait to cover them in kisses! Come meet this sweet, playful muscle man!