He enjoyed a nice long walk to the big pasture on Sunday and really really wanted to run and bounce around. I can't wait until I get to take the leash off and let him really enjoy his remote collar. However, we experimented with it today and he was a little confused so we will spend a few more days with both it and the leash on to make sure he understands what to do.
He is doing okay in the house. He has had to be corrected a few times for trying to get on the furniture and for thieving. Luckily, both times he tried to take something that wasn't his I was right there and was able to correct him. He is slowly starting to understand that not everything is a potential toy. It is especially hard for him in my house because we have 7 month old baby Noah who enjoys tossing toys out of his play pen. The "old hat" dogs who live here know to ignore these bouncing, squeaking, temptations but poor Harley is very tempted by them.
Harley is going to get some practice with off-leash Come command tomorrow in the garden and see how he does. It is more of an experiment at this point. I do not expect perfection from him but we want to start laying the foundation for this later in the week.
Right now Harley is trying to figure out the latch to his kennel door. He is enjoying the training and has become fast friends with Ace and Oscar but he does get bored in his kennel and when he isn't singing songs he is fiddling with his lock. It is fun to watch him on the video monitor I use to check on them throughout the evening when they are put to bed. He is nothing if not enterprising. What a smartypants!