Juanita is such a lover-girl with a big, beautiful smile and bright silver eyes! She loves kisses, and if you make any sound that could be mistaken for a smooch, she comes right over to love on you! She's also very very cuddly and wants to be as close to her people as possible. Doggie beds are not part of her vocabulary, and she loves to be on the couch or bed with her people. And if her foster parents are hugging, she wants to join in!
Juanita basically has two modes: play time and chill time, and she doesn't do either of them halfway. She's a big fan of playing with balls but is also fascinated by television and makes a great Netflix buddy. And while she loves to be on the couch and and getting scratched behind the ears, she's not clingy about it and is also perfectly content to lie in her crate or on her own bed. When Juanita is super-relaxed, she makes an adorable sigh that sounds like the air being let out of a tire. It's very soothing just watching her dream and listening to her tiny snores.
Juanita can be high energy at times (big time zoomies), but is a low-key snuggle-bug the rest of the time. Long walks help quite a bit to burn off her energy. She loves her nylabone and Kongs and can keep herself occupied for hours with those. She's good with matching the energy level of her people (if you want to chill, she will too, if you want to be active, she's definitely down for that). She also loves meeting new people and is working on her manners, so she doesn't overwhelm them with her enthusiasm.
This sweet girl is house-trained and will let you know when she needs to go outside. When left home alone, she lays around on the couch or the bed and isn't destructive at all, but she also does well in a crate. She knows sit, can sit with distance, sit for duration and comes when freed. She can also shake, down, and roll over (but only to the left! it's too cute!).
This smart girl is also thriving in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Juanita has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn skills like walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, and "place", which means she will go to a specific place in your home on command. As a part of APA's Total Obedience Program, you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with her 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
Juanita is an all-in type of lady. She plays hard, relaxes hard and loves hard, but mostly just wants someone to love on and to be close to. If you can relate, come meet this sweet pup!
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