If you are searching for a dog that will bring you a daily dose of joy, you'll want to meet Luke. Luke's zest for life is evident in the most mundane activities (dinner!) as well as the more exotic (lizards!).
Luke's playfulness is balanced by his excellent skills. He walks well on a leash and knows a number of commands, including down, sit, shake, come and crate. Luke went through Canine Good Citizen training while at APA!, and his training shows. Through a number of sleepovers with volunteers and now in foster, Luke mastered housetraining, too!
Luke loves to be near his people, but he is independent enough that he does well at home by himself, either in his crate (which he loves!), or not. When left outside his crate, he knows exactly which toys are his and which things belong to the humans.
There's not much that bothers this happy boy. He is unperturbed during storms. He enjoys whatever the day brings, his tail constantly in motion. He does have quite a thing for squirrels and urban chickens, so his adopters will need to watch that. Cats are also too much temptation for Luke.
We love Luke's happy, silly temperament. He makes human friends very quickly. He doesn't seem to have had a lot of experience around other dogs, but is learning to understand their body language so he can be a good playmate. We're also not sure of his experience with children, but because he is so people-friendly, a family with older kids who can help keep Luke engaged might be good.
Luke's ideal home will keep him active and will continue the great training he has received while at APA! In return, Luke will brighten that home for years to come. And don't forget that APA's behavioral team will be available to help with any questions.
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