|Looks Like:||Terrier, American Pit Bull
|Current Weight:||55 pounds|
|Date of Birth:||2015-07-13|
|Age:||3 years, 7 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:||2 - Could potentially live with older children.|
|Home Alone Score:||4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully|
Cusack loves to give kisses and enjoys some good scratches. He will gently put his big, adorable paw on your arm and give you a big smile to ask for pets and will scoot close to you to snuggle up. He is also a lover of water and is always up for a fun hike or walk. Cusack enjoys playing with toys, he is good at fetch and gentle in tug-of-war, but is equally content to chew on a toy by himself. As an extra bonus, when Cusack chases toys his big paws make the most adorably soft padding sound and he looks like a big puppy as they flop around!
On a sleepover with a volunteer, Cusack proved himself to be a really good house-guest. He is crate-trained and will sleep all night without making a sound (except for the occasional snore or two) and loves to bring his toys into the crate for some solo play time. He was also left alone for a few hours and all he did was work on his beauty sleep in his crate - looking this good is exhausting! He also seems housebroken and will let you know when he needs to go outside.
This handsome fella also enjoys learning new things and is 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, Cusack 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! He 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 Cusack successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Cusack 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
If you are ready to add a whole lot of love to your life, come meet Cusack and be ready to be swept away!