Animal ID: APA-A-52643
Adoption Fee: $25.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Terrier, American Staffordshire
Current Weight: 66 pounds
Date of Birth: 2013-09-05
Age: 5 years, 0 months
Other Info: TOP Dog Trainee
Location: TLAC
Building 1
Kennel 103
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

Check out Alexander's Videos!

Alexander is a super lovebug and greets everyone with a smile. Before long, he's rolled over on his back looking for belly-rubs. Alexander loves giving hugs to his new human friends and seems to adore everyone he meets. He's also very playful - Alexander loves to play catch and tug of war, and if nothing else, he'll entertain himself running around holding his own leash.

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 also enjoys learning new things 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, Alexander 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! Alexander 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," coming when called and "Place, which means he/she will go to a specific place in your home on command.

Once he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Alexander will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Alexander 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 Alexander 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:

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!