His Heel is good, his Autosit is not quite automatic but he is getting there. He knows Sit, Down (at my side and when I am away from him), Implied Stay, and Come. He actually seems to enjoy the Come command so that is really good. We are doing Placemat tomorrow and I anticipate he will actually really enjoy this one so I am looking forward to it. What I have left to do is to clean up his commands and try my hardest to get him to hurry up a little as he still moves very slowly as if hoping I will change my mind before he actually lays down all the way.
There is a joke among Akita people that you can train an Akita to do anything you want...except to hurry. Perhaps the same is true of the Maltese? Either way, I am enjoying training another very indepentant dog. It is bringing back memories of when I trained Kylie.