Going to give him one more outdoor lesson tonight on a short leash then move to a long line (thus giving him the opportunity to bolt from me or otherwise misbehave and be a scamp while still allowing me the ability to correct him) tomorrow.
Hopefully I will be able to introduce a total off leash lesson here in a day or so and then move on to proofing everything. So far Baxter has given me very little back-talking and has been very appeasing. Which makes me think that he is either a total angel OR he is just waiting to be completely comfortable with me before he starts being a little more rebellious.
He got a nice brushing session last night from my mother who has, of course, fallen in love with him. His coat has proven a magnet for burs and leaves so he liked the brushing and attention while Dane, his classmate, murdered his (Dane's)