I plan to continue his touch work with his owner and family after he goes home. Even if they need to get their own pair of grumpy gloves to use when he gets snippy so that’s they can show him that a bad attitude won’t get his way anymore.
His training is coming along and is actually very cute to watch. He is such a plucky little dude and he loves walking and being outside (a pup after my own heart). I have decided to hold off on training Down right now. The amount of physical contact that requires would be counter to his touch therapy and that is most important. He is rocking placemat though (this is no surprise. He is king of pillows.)
Even with his little attitude and back talk, or possibly even because of them, I find myself very fond of him. I hope we can continue to bond and work on his issues.