|Looks Like:||Shepherd, German|
|Current Weight:||86 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2013-01-10|
|Age:||5 years, 11 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Trainee|
|Dog Score:||2 - Could potentially live with a well matched dog friend. Come speak with us to find out more!|
|Cat Score:||1 - Needs to live in a home without cats|
|Child Score:||1 - Needs an adult only home.|
|Home Alone Score:||5 - Has been left home alone successfully|
Once Bass Master becomes accustomed to new friends, he leans on them for petting and shoves his head under their arms for hugs. He enjoys play tug-o-war and chasing balls and after a walk, he's been known to grab a toy and take it for a swim in the kiddie pool.
Bass Master a smart guy 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, Bass 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's 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," coming when called and "Place", which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command.
Once Bass Master successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Bass 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 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
Bass Master is looking for a home with active people who will give him an outlet for his energy and ideally one with a backyard to romp in. Come meet this amazing pup!