|Looks Like:||Terrier, American Staffordshire
|Current Weight:||70.1 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2013-02-12|
|Age:||4 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:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
Rustler is overall a pretty chill guy but he's ready for anything - a long walk or run, hanging out in the yard or even just some couch surfing. He doesn't need much and doesn't have an overly energetic demeanor that needs constant attention. He's just a cool guy who's very affectionate and loves to be with his people. He's got an ever-present bounce in his step that reflects his sunny outlook and just wants to be everyone's friend.
Rustler is fantastic on a leash and doesn't get distracted by other people or dogs, as he keeps his focus on his walking partner. He is extremely obedient and behaves very well without a lot of management. He's lived in home before so he knows to follow the rules.
Rustler 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, Rustler 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 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 Rustler successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Rustler 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 him 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.
Rustler's looking for a home where he can get some cuddle time and a soft place to lay his brindle head. Come meet him and see if he's right for yours!