Some have said Ranger Rick resembles a giant chihuahua - this does not faze Ranger Rick one bit! He is an absolutely adorable smart-as-a-whip mature guy who knows who he is. Although he does not deny that he may have a very distant cousin who at one time dated a chihuahua! He is a volunteer favorite and often hears the ooh and aahs of people who meet him. With his adorable looks and sweet personality, Ranger Rick will put a smile on your face. Ranger Rick can be a very goofy boy. He loves playing fetch with a tennis ball and will enjoy running around the yard with you. He likes going on walks and exploring. Ranger Rick also has a very sensitive side and genuinely appreciates affection from his humans. Ranger Rick walks very well on leash and is polishing up his 'place' and 'come' commands. He is super smart and enjoys his training sessions as they keep his mind active and is in the Total Obedience Program. The Total Obedience Program (TOP) is modelled after the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. As a TOP dog, Ranger Rick 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! He 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,' and coming when called. Once Ranger Rick successfully completes all the skills on his training plan he will be considered TOP Dog Ready! Ranger Rick is working hard to become a wonderful pet and as a part of APA's Total Obedience Program you can work with APA staff to continue to build a training relationship with Ranger Rick 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 Why not take a chance and come on down to meet the irresistible pup who is looking for his family and forever home!