Leroy

Animal ID: APA-A-55608
Adoption Fee: $160.00
Sex: M
Looks Like: Great Dane
Mix
Current Weight: 94 pounds
Date of Birth: 2010-11-27
Age: 7 years, 10 months
Other Info: TOP Dog Trainee
Location: TLAC
Building 3
Kennel 210
Dog Score: 3 - Has had mixed notes about interacting with dogs in the shelter or at home. A candidate to live with other dogs.
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

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Check out Leroy's Videos!

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Leroy is an old man with the soul of a puppy. While other dogs his age are mostly interested in the couch, Leroy still loves toys, loves playing fetch, and still gets the zoomies around the yard. Not that he doesn't appreciate the couch. A lot. His signature move is to lay a big sloppy kiss on you and then run away as if you wouldn't know it was him.

For all his goofiness and affection, he can be a shy with new people, but you won't have any trouble knowing when you've earned his trust (see: big sloppy kisses). He is extremely treat motivated and they're the quickest way to win his heart and mind.

Leroy is also 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, Leroy 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! Leroy 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 Leroy successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Leroy 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 Leroy 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

Leroy is a great mix of chill and playful, with a winning smile to boot. Come meet him!