|Current Weight:||52.6 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2014-11-28|
|Age:||4 years, 0 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:||3 - Has had mixed interactions with cats|
|Child Score:||1 - Needs an adult only home.|
|Home Alone Score:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
This gentle, loving pup has been doing wonderfully in her foster home. She knows only to chew her toys and enjoys playing "seek" for treats. While her crate is not her first choice, she adores sleeping on the bed and she does know to go to the crate for the "place" command. She doesn't mind just hanging out with her people and relaxing, but she does enjoy going on walks and especially loves playing with squeaker toys. She's also a fan of rope toys too and likes running around swinging them.
It takes a bit of time for Patricia to overcome her shyness, but before long she's leaning against you, asking to be pet. Sometimes she'll place her head on your lap and nudge your arm with her nose or even tap you with her paw to let me know she'd really enjoy some pets now.
Patricia is definitely treat-oriented and as a result really loves her training sessions 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, Patricia has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! Patricia 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," and coming when called.
Once Patricia successfully completes all the skills on her training plan she will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Patricia 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 Patricia 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 this sweet pup!
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