|Looks Like:||Retriever, Labrador
|Current Weight:||56 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2016-01-02|
|Age:||2 years, 9 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:||U - No Information Yet|
|Child Score:||3 - Mixed notes around children.|
|Home Alone Score:||5 - Has been left home alone successfully|
This sweet guy is easy to fall for - handsome, happy, fun and affectionate, Clifford often gives kisses on the first meeting. He loves to have his butt scratched and isn't shy about backing up into your lap to get some. He's also a first-rate snuggler.
Easy to please, Clifford loves taking in the sights and scents on walks, and no walk with Clifford is complete without a good roll in the grass. He also loves a good game of fetch, but his favorite activity is probably playing in the kiddie pool where he does crawling pool zoomies and bobs to catch balls, leaves, ice cubes - the kiddie pool is definitely Clifford's happy place. He's not only great at keeping himself entertained, but also the humans watching. If you want to join in in the fun, even better - Clifford always appreciates the company.
Clifford is house-trained and comfortable hanging out in a crate. Training is fun and easy with this smartie because he will do just about anything for a treat. Clifford already knows sit and shake but is learning even more things and 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, Clifford 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! Clifford 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 Clifford successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Clifford 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
Come meet Clifford. We promise he'll be waiting at his kennel door, smiling ear to ear, dimples and all!