|Looks Like:||Terrier, Pit Bull
|Current Weight:||42 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2014-05-30|
|Age:||4 years, 6 months|
|Other Info:||TOP Dog Trainee|
|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|
Saturn absolutely adores his people, is very affectionate with them and LOVES to cuddle. He prefers to expend his energy through high energy play so he can curl up with you for snuggles. If you sit down, he'll crawl right into your lap and smoosh his face into your chest. He just wants to be as close to you as possible!
Saturn has a rough and rowdy play style and generally gets along with other dogs as long as they like to play and wrestle, and he may be able to go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. He's also a total water bug and loves to play in the kiddie pool and chase water from the hose.
Saturn's a smart pup too and has an adorable eagerness to please his people. On top of being fully house-trained and non-destructive in the home, Saturn loves to run around and show off all the skills he's learning 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, Saturn 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! Saturn 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 Saturn successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Saturn 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 Saturn 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
Saturn connects so deeply with his people and can't wait to find his forever lap to rest his head in. Come meet him!