Mr. Levi is now on the shock collar and doing fine. He enjoys playing and romping in the yard with the other dog and his Come command is pretty good. He sometimes "gets lost" on the way and goes to the wrong person but he tries hard. His obedience is fine. He is right on track and we have plenty of time to sort out his little sillinesses, like when he sometimes sits so quickly that he falls right over, or when he panics about laying down on the cold ground and so decides to bounce instead.
He is a very goofy and light hearted boy who sometimes gets overwhelmed by his commands but he is gaining confidence with every passing day. He is finally starting to eat better, having refused meals on the first few days. He is enjoying his exercise though today he was pretty cold so we didn't keep him outside very long.
Sometimes I wonder if this boy realizes he has 4 legs to control because he often gets tangles up in them and isn't exactly a creature of grace. This is common with your leggier gun dogs and is quite funny to watch but it can make obedience a little -too- funny when he trips on his way into a sit and has to catch himself.
He is doing much better with his jumping up when it comes to my husband and me. We will work on it with strangers later this week to make sure we've driven home that it is -never- okay and that the rule doesn't apply to just a few people. He doens't want to hurt anyone or knock them over, he just really struggles with holding in his joy at seeing a person!
Tomorrow the dogs get the morning off but it is back to the grind stone in the afternoon and it should actually be a bit temperate