Today we laid the foundation for his obedience. We went on a long walk and worked on Heel and loose leash walking. His dog walker seems to have done a good job of getting this started for me. I just made it formal. I also decided to see how much he knew. Petey has an idea of what Come means, as well as Down though he refuses to do it anywhere but on my shoes without coaxing and some corrections. He got Implied Stay right a few times and other times he didn't but this will be easy to clean up. I hope to introduce Placemat tomorrow as that will be a vital tool in getting him to allow guests into the house without harassing them in his friendly way.
Later in the week we will see about adding Luby as a distraction both in the house on Place and Down/Stay as well as on walks. I am sure she will enjoy the attention. Welcome Petey and welcome back Luby!