|Looks Like:||Terrier, American Staffordshire
|Current Weight:||66 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2013-09-05|
|Age:||5 years, 2 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:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||5 - Has been left home alone successfully|
While Alexander is full of energy during playtime, he is also well-mannered and knows when to chill out and settle for some cuddle time. One of his APA! friends says "he just radiates calmness." That's until you show him a toy, then he's ready to party! Another favorite quirk of Alexander's is how happy he looks when he rolls around on the ground to scratch his back. He loves going for rides in the car and also, very adorably, in a golf cart.
Alexander has been thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program and 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. As a TOP Dog, Alexander has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help him 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, calmly walking past another dog, 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.
Alexander 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: https://vimeo.com/89434193
Alexander's soulful eyes tell you he's grateful to be part of the APA! family but hopes to become a new addition to a home with new people and new toys to play with. Come meet this sweet boy!
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