Sir Charles Pibbles III, or known as "Chip" to his friends, is a true gentleman who knows how to conduct himself in good company. This beautiful pup is house and crate-trained, walks well on leash and knows "sit". And while he won't climb onto your furniture unless cordially invited, once he has received his invitation, he's delighted to climb up for a snuggle.
Chip's polite manners don't mean he doesn't know how to cut loose and have fun. Chip loves a romp in the backyard, and he's a connoisseur of squeaky toys. He'll zoom all over the house with squeaky in mouth, and he does this adorable thing where he'll take a tennis ball from your hand in slow motion. Chip also enjoys playgroup with his canine friends at the shelter and could go home with a well-matched doggie sibling.
While he can be shy with strangers, Chip loves his people and getting pets all over. He's also very intuitive, and on a recent sleepover with a volunteer, she was on the phone and raised her voice, so Chip crawled into her lap to calm her down. He definitely thinks he's a lap dog, so that's likely to happen anyway, but we're happy to give him credit for that one.
Chip is in APA!'s Total Obedience Program (TOP), which is modeled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, he 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! Chip is learning new skills like down, 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 he successfully completes all the skills on his training plan, Chip will be considered TOP Dog Ready! He 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 Chip 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've got a nice big yard, plenty of toys to play with and you're looking for a handsome gentleman to escort you through life, come meet this great pup!