Today all we did was working on loose leash walking (he can't feel you back there!) and Heel/Autosit with an Implied Stay. He isn't perfect yet but his leash walking improved immensely today. He lacks patience but also he is just a pup so we will be a little forgiving. It's easy to forget how young he is since he is so gigantic (seriously, this guy bantamizes most danes I work with). He is learning the word No quickly and is nice and sensitive to correction. He also LOES praise and so rewarding him is fun and easy. I think he will take to training so nicely.
Tomorrow we are continuing to introduce him to the basics and insisting on good house manners. He is a rowdy boy but he will learn how to be polite in the house. House manners are more important for this guy than the average dog because even when he is calm he is a lot for a house to contain. But we are having fun with this guy and I look forward to the next two weeks with him.
PS. The cat is not impressed with him and is being very strict with him. So far Jasper does not know what to do with something so small and bossy other than grumble at her.