|Looks Like:||Bulldog, American
|Current Weight:||77.2 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2015-11-25|
|Age:||2 years, 6 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Ready|
|Dog Score:||1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.|
|Cat Score:||U - No Information Yet|
|Child Score:||1 - Needs an adult only home.|
|Home Alone Score:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
True to his name, Rio also really LOVES being in the water! Whether you're hosing him off or taking him for a dip in a pool or creek, he'll take all the water time he can get. And while he is incredibly energetic when playing with a ball or in the water, when he's all tuckered out, he's happy to hang out with his person and snuggling. Rio can be aloof with people he doesn't know, but he warms up quickly and before long he's asking for belly rubs and cuddles.
Rio's a big guy, but he is very easy to walk on leash and enjoys going a nice quiet walk around the neighborhood, taking in all the sights and smells while staying by your side at a nice pace. He's also a smart pup who sits politely for treats and recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan 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, Rio 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! Dogs in the program learn skills including sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called.
Rio 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 Rio 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
Rio's an easy friend who's easy to please and he's more than ready to move on to his forever home. Come meet this handsome guy today!