Lilo in her vest, lying down looking at camera with her front paws crossed.

Pupdate: Twice this month I had a group of friends or family over and I told Spartan to go to his bed when they arrived. He stayed there for more than half an hour waiting to be released so he could say hello. This is a big improvement from the past. I can now almost always count on him to go to his bed and stay there when the doorbell rings or someone knocks.

We continue to work on Spartan’s need to visit other dogs or kids when we are out in public. He’s pretty good at “puppy class” but if we see another dog when we are out walking, he pulls on the leash towards the dog. I normally stop and have him sit by me until the dog passes but it is still a challenge.

Submitted By: Barb and Erik Danielsen