With his soft fur, compact body and sweet, smooshable face, Herbert has been described as a "stuffed animal made of velvet. At first glance he may look like a lazy dog, just sitting there without a care in the world, but then he'll bust out in zoomies, do playbows and flop over to get some belly rubs. It turns out Herbert has quite a bit of energy, though he is known to play up his low key appearance. His trainer says he's very intelligent and learns things quickly, but he may not always DO them quickly.
Herbert is very affectionate once he gets to know someone, and his friends say he's always ready for cuddles and giving kisses. He's lived with dogs in the past, enjoys going to playgroup to see his doggie pals and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling. He's also completely house and crate-trained.
Herbert has proved to be an impressive scholar in APA!'s Total Obedience Program and now that he's learned all the skills in his training plan, he is TOP Dog Ready! The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs in the program learn skills including walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers, calmly walking past another dog, staying in a sit or down until told "free," coming when called and "Place", which means Herbert will go to a specific place in your home on command.
Herbert has worked 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
Herbert doesn't ask for much, but he'd love a home with an active person to help him get his zoomies out and continue his training. In return he'll let you smoosh that amazing face all you want. Come meet him!