|Looks Like:||Retriever, Labrador
|Current Weight:||60.4 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2015-10-01|
|Age:||2 years, 8 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:||U - No Information Yet|
|Child Score:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
If you'd rather walk than run, Doug is happy to slow down, too. He's on the RuffTail Runners team and he's up for whatever speed his human teammates want to do.
This smart pup also enjoys learning new things and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Doug 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! Doug 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 Doug successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Doug 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 Doug 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
This frisky boy would love an active home that will include them on their adventures. Come take him for a walk and see if he's your future running mate!