His obedience is going fine. He was for some reason very distracted today and so we had what I call a "progress plateau" meaning we didn't get any better but we didn't get any worse. Tomorrow will, I am sure, be better.
We did get to introduce Placemat today and he LOVES it. He has so much fun sauntering onto his mat and stretching out luxuriously. The first time he got it right all on his own without any help from me he stretched and dragged his back legs out behind him and did a sort of seal crawl onto his bed and gave me this biggest bully grin with his tongue flopping around. He was very happy about it! He has since become more dignified about it. Tomorrow we are going to lengthen the amount of time he is asked to stay on his mat, today it was only a matter of minutes before we asked him to get up again.
Overall, he is doing great! We are in the proofing section of his Board and Train meaning we are polishing his commands and challenging him every day but there isn't a whole lot left to introduce to him. What a smart young man!