|Looks Like:||Mixed Breed (Large)|
|Current Weight:||76.8 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2012-10-04|
|Age:||5 years, 11 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Trainee|
|Dog Score:||1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.|
|Cat Score:||U - No Information Yet|
|Child Score:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
Juice is a social butterfly who loves meeting new people, soaking up all the attention, pets and cuddles he can get. And his face really lights up when he sees his friends at the shelter. Humans really are his favorite thing and he loves to get cozy with his favorites.
As excited as he is when he sees people, Juice is a bit of a homebody and enjoys getting in plenty of lounging around the house and particularly enjoys looking out the window. He's crate-trained, though he does very well left alone and doesn't get into any trouble. Despite his size, Juice can be very dainty - he'll wake you up in the morning with a gentle little nudge and asks for pets by softly leaning up against you. His foster gave him a treat he didn't care for, so he hid it, so as not to hurt anyone's feelings.
Although he has a moderate energy level, Juice does have a silly side that he likes to bring out, and we love how he lopes along when he starts to run. He also has his guilty pleasure - tennis balls! Chasing, chomping, burying - he's got his own system down.
Juice is a smart pup too 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, Juice 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 Juice successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Juice 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 Juice 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
Juice would make a goofy, lovable addition to the right home. Come meet this sweet boy!