|Looks Like:||Retriever, Labrador
Terrier, Pit Bull
|Current Weight:||57 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2012-10-26|
|Age:||6 years, 3 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:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||2 - I’m working on it!|
Jake has a smile that brightens your day and his goofy antics will make you laugh. He has a soft coat that is great to snuggle up in - you will feel safe and comforted with this boy around!
Some of Jake Ryan's favorite things include exploring new places, snuggling, and fetching. He's great at catch and will even bring the ball back to you most of the time. When it's time to relax, Jake Ryan will roll on his back for bellyrubs, tail wagging happily. He loves being with his friends, is eager to please and he'll never turn down a treat, knowing to get into a "sit" for his reward.
Jake 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, Jake 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! Jake 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 will go to a specific place in your home on command.
Once Jake successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Jake 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
Looking for a steady companion that you can bring on your adventures? Look no further and come on down and meet handsome Jake Ryan!