Levi Strauss is the full package - athletic, playful and devastatingly handsome. If you're looking for a the best of both worlds - a peaceful homebody and an adventurous trail buddy - this big, beautiful dog is for you!
Levi's idea of the perfect date involves long walks or runs around Lady Bird Lake, where he can sniff the good scents and maybe even take a little dip in the water. Later on, he'd like to jump in the car (where he's always on his best behavior) for an ice cream date and then cap it off with nice long nap on the couch. Then after he gets his second wind, Levi's ready to play fetch in the play yard and lope around like a big, goofy horse!
Although he's an outdoorsy boy, Levi is a peaceful companion in the home. He's content to lay by your feet while you tap away at the computer or, better yet, snuggle up with you on the couch for some movie watching!
Levi's also working on his skills with his TOP (Total Obedience Program) trainer, who is working with him on a customized training plan. So far he's proving to be a quick study, probably because he'll do anything to please his humans, especially if they have treats!
The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Levi 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! Levi 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 Levi successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Levi 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
We should also note that Levi could potentially go home to a well-matched doggy sibling. So what do you say? Are you ready to bring home a new best friend who will stay by your side through thick and thin? Come meet Levi Strauss today and we promise you'll love him 100 times more than your most favorite pair of jeans!
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