Needless to say we have gotten a lot of Placemat practice in. Oscar took to Place right away. He picked it up easily, seemed to enjoy it at first, then he became a bit bored and pouty but he only made one mistake in an hour and a half of Placemat. He started walking off of it, got a stern "no" and backed right up onto his mat again.
His obedience is going fine. He knows all of his commands now and we are starting to work with distractions. He has done well with some distractions, others he needs a few reminders of his job. I hope to get him into town for some practice late this week or this weekend.
He has now been introduced to all of his commands and we are in the mode where I clean up his obedience until I feel good about sending him home. We even have time for him to throw in a bad day where he is argumentative and doesn't want to work if he wanted to, but so far he has been willing to please and happy to work.