|Looks Like:||Bulldog, American
|Current Weight:||75 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2013-11-21|
|Age:||5 years, 2 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Trainee|
|Dog Score:||1 - Would do best not living with other dogs.|
|Cat Score:||2 - There’s potential. Let’s talk about how to slowly integrate dogs and cats!|
|Child Score:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||U - No Information Yet|
Ben is a highly affectionate pup and his favorite thing is getting pets while laying that big head on your lap. Although he's pretty low energy, he has short bouts of playfulness, and he's very good at keeping himself entertained so long as he has his beloved toys to keep him company.
Ben is house and crate-trained, doesn't get on furniture and he's very good at coming when called. He's also learning all kinds of new skills 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, Ben 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! Ben is learning skills like sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and "place", which means he will go to a specific place in your home on command.
Once Ben successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Ben 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
Affectionate, obedient and gentle, Ben has so much love to give his future family. Come meet this great pup!