|Looks Like:||Coonhound, Bluetick
|Current Weight:||69 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2015-06-08|
|Age:||3 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:||2 - There’s potential. Let’s talk about how to slowly integrate dogs and cats!|
|Child Score:||1 - Needs an adult only home.|
|Home Alone Score:||5 - Has been left home alone successfully|
Manchas is gregarious pooch who just needs a little confidence boost, and he really feels comfort having people there to cuddle him. The greeting you will get when you meet him at his kennel door will completely melt your heart! You can't help but adore his droopy eyes, big wet nose, and his incredible excitement to see you!
This smart cookie already knows "sit" and lives for going on walks! He is full of curiosity, loves to show off his athleticism and is currently thriving 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, Manchas 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! Manchas is learning skills like 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 Manchas successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Manchas 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 Manchas 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
Manchas thrives on regular exercise and would love a yard to explore, but this fun-loving guy really just wants a home where he's adored and a loved member of the family.