When it comes to his off-leash obedience he is doing pretty well. His Come command is great, and his Sit, Down, and Stay (for the most part) are coming along just fine. His off-leash Heel needs work. He tends to erupt into this celebratory leap when I say "heel!" and he then tries to run around. But today he was finally showing some progress in slowing himself down and restraining himself to a heel position. He just needs practice and for his handler to be patient with him. It helps that his mistakes stem from an abundance of happy-go-lucky energy, and not from defiance.
Tomorrow we are doing our normal work in the morning but then in the afternoon I have appointments until around 4 and so he will be getting the afternoon to rest.
I am very happy with this guy's progress. He is my kind of dog and he is fitting in well with the pack (even with Angela the cat). He learns well and while he will always be independent he is slowly gaining some self restraint and he really seems to enjoy working.