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Banjo is a lover of people, cuddling, swimming, and sticks or tennis balls. Toss him one across the yard and let him entertain you with his proud prancing, happy wiggling, and earnest chewing.
He is a sweet companion who is content to lie next to you while you go about your business, always making sure that at least a small part of his body is touching you. Banjo is very willing to learn, too! In fact, he has been working on his Canine Good Citizen skills with APA staff and volunteers and has passed the tests to be CGC-ready, should you want to take the official test. 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 Banjo 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
Banjo does not like cats and would likely do best as the only dog in your home. If you'd like to add a canine family member who will bond with you quickly and adore you forever, look no further than Banjo!
See an additional video of Banjo here!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeLs0-e6wTU&feature=youtu.be
All APA adoptions come with free behavior assistance through APA's behavior team. And remember, when you adopt a dog from APA, you are saving not one, but two lives - the life of the dog you're bringing into your home, and the next dog APA can save in the adopted dog's place.