Thor is your guy if you enjoy the one to one of having an "only" dog.
He is a dog whose supreme wish is a home of his own without other doggie siblings. He hasn't been observed with cats or children.
Thor is said to be eager and silly. He's eager to learn, that's for sure. He's a dream on a leash and loves jaunting around the ball fields.
If you want a goofy snuggler, Thor is going to fill that bill. When you meet him at the shelter he will seem on high alert, but once away from the shelter environment, snuggler deluxe and best friend are his MO. And he loves his treats, so is quite motivated for lessons and to learn.
Thor seems to listen totally, with his ears showing he is paying attention. They will move to the top of his head when he's listening, and the tiniest flop over of the ears lets you know he's paying full attention. Isn't that cute?
Thor would love to be your only four-legged friend, so please come meet him and give him the home in which he will thrive for all time. And remember, all APA adoptions come with free behavior assistance through APA's behavior team.
In addition to all of Thor's wonderful natural qualities, he has been working hard to be a dog you can take anywhere with pride. Thor has been working on his Canine Good Citizen skills with APA staff and volunteers. To pass the American Kennel Club's CGC test (and be considered CGC-ready by APA), a dog must demonstrate obedience and general reliability in real world situations. An APA CGC-ready dog knows sit and down, walks nicely on leash, will sit calmly when you are approached by strangers or another dog, won't approach people or dogs without permission, stays in sit or down until told "free," and comes when called. This training is very connected to your dog's relationship with you, so regardless of where Thor is in this training program at the time of adoption, APA will work with you to help you establish this relationship and keep the training going. Check out a video about CGC: http://player.vimeo.com/video/89434193
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