|Looks Like:||Terrier, American Staffordshire
|Current Weight:||71 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2011-09-24|
|Age:||7 years, 2 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Trainee|
|Dog Score:||1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.|
|Cat Score:||1 - Needs to live in a home without cats|
|Child Score:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
A sporty senior, Brooks is 100% water bug and he will launch himself into the lake fearlessly and without hesitation. He loves to retrieve sticks and especially loves it when you jump into the lake with him. An amazing workout partner, whether it's swimming, hiking or jogging, Brooks is happy to match your pace. He just loves to be outside in the sunshine and he relishes every moment adventuring with his person.
As athletic as he is, Brooks is also the perfect, chilled-out house guest. Calm, house-trained and all around well-behaved in the home, Brooks is very good at keeping himself occupied, content to settle in with a good rawhide and some toys. His favorite activity at home is to getting scratches, particularly butt scratches. You can easily buy his loyalty with butt scratches. And treats. Brooks will do just about anything for a treat.
Treats are helping Brook's enthusiasm for learning 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, Brooks 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! Brooks 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 he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Brooks will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Brooks 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 Brooks 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 adorable cuddlebug sure to bring lots of love and laughter to your home. Come meet him and we promise you'll have a lot to talk about.