Today Rokko met my guys and got along well with everyone except for Ted but that's because Ted is a curmudgeon who doesn't like friendship. We had a couple short workouts just to allow me to gauge where he is and what words he knows and how well. He is coming to me with some words already and so the big hurtle today was learning how to communicate with eachother and getting over a little bit of Rokko's "you're not my dad" attitude. Like most shepherds, he is a loyal boy who makes friends easily but who won't work for someone he doesn't know and respect. By the end of today we were running more smoothly together.
Tomorrow we are ramping up the complexity of his workouts to see how he does with Implied Stay and some simple command combinations instead of giving him them one at a time. He should be a fun boy to teach so stay tuned.