He has caught on so nicely to just about everything I've taught him so far. He is still SUCH a puppy though. He often needs reminding about Placemat and Down. I am confident that by Monday he will be able to stay on his mat or in a down, without reminding, for quite some time. He has already made it through an entire movie but at first he needed to be corrected and put back on his mat about 4 times before he stayed.
This little fellow has a larger exercise demand than I would have expected for his breed. Luckily he is easy to tucker out when he gets excited. A quick game with a rope toy, a run around the yard, a game of puppy push-ups (Sit, Down, Sit, Down, ...) usually calms him right down. If nothing else, he will get a fit of the zoomies and just run in sweeping circles for 5 minutes and then fall asleep.
Tomorrow he is going to get more practice with is obedience and we are going to work on him staying on his mat while I leave the room for longer than a full minute. So far this cuddly munchkin is doing just fine.