Animal ID: APA-A-51563
Adoption Fee: $25.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Black Mouth Cur
Current Weight: 50 pounds
Date of Birth: 2016-04-25
Age: 2 years, 9 months
Other Info: TOP Dog Ready
Location: TLAC
AAC Building
Kennel 06
Dog Score: 1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.
Cat Score: 1 - Needs to live in a home without cats
Child Score: 1 - Needs an adult only home.
Home Alone Score: 4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully

Check out Archer's Videos!

When you look up "dog" in the dictionary, you'll probably see Archer. He embodies everything we love about our four-legged friends - loyal, curious, playful and cuddly!

Archer is always down for a good play session. His favorite games are scent games (he loved to follow his nose!) or a good game of tug of war. He takes his social cues from those he's with, so if it's time for a jog or a romp in the yard, he's energized and ready to go! If there's water around, Archer loves to stick his whole head into the water. Splashing is the best! And when it's time to lay low inside, he'll just hang out on his bed.

Archer is already house-trained, incredibly smart and figures out what's being asked of him very quickly. He appreciates his treats and is very food motivated, so it's no surprise he's thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program.

Archer recently became TOP Dog Ready, which means he has already learned all the skills in his training plan. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test, and as a TOP Dog, Archer 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 sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, 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.

Archer is still trying to make up his mind about what he's going to be now that he's all grown up. Likely careers: male model, obedience school professor or stand up comedian. The first time his trainer gave this handsome boy an obedience test, he was too busy making people laugh and hamming it up for the cameras. Two days later, he decided to get serious and passed his TOP Dog test with flying colors. Archer can't wait to show off how smart he is and find a way to make you laugh in the process!

Archer 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 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:

Come meet this ball of joy today!