I am pleased I was able to remove the leash today. His obedience is making progress but he still needs work. He has the Heel/Autosit down except he as a funny habit when I stop of walking 2 feet in front of me and sitting with his back facing me. I think this is just a lack of focus and he doesn't realize I stopped in time. He does down really well and his Recall is so-so. When he understands that I want him to come back he bounds up to me and sits down just fine. Sometimes he acts like he can't even hear me (of course, he can but I wonder how well he knows his name?). He just needs practice.
Tomorrow we are going to do Down from the Front and work on Implied Stay some more, he still isn't getting that one very well. I hope to be able to do Place with him tomorrow also.
He sure does like Piper. They played for a solid hour last night without stopping. Then he laid down with his legs out behind him like a frog and smiled at her. Very cute!