Rihm is one heck of an escape artist. He is staying in a large crate instead of our 6' high kennels because he can jump right over them from a stand-still. We have strengthened the joints of the crate with zip ties and he has stopped trying to escape from it. In fact, he made it through the night quietly and did not cry at all. He might have a slightly more difficult night tonight but he is settling into the crate nicely now that he has resigned himself to the fact that he can't get out of it.
He is here for 10 days of Advanced Obedience. He is a completely blank slate as he seems to barely know Sit. This is actually how I like to start because I don't need to undo anything (like fixing a dog that has been over-treated). He learned Heel/Autosit today and is sitting reliably when I stop with just a verbal reminder. He is being taught on a slip chain right now and will transition to his electronic collar in a few days. An electronic collar is a must for him because of his high prey drive. Anything small and fluffy that will run from him WILL be chased. He has even showed inappropriate interest in the horses. However, he loves Kylie, my Akita, and he is respecting Grumpy Ted. He is even being nice to Angela, the training kitty.
Overall I am looking forward to a fun week with this guy. He has a great attitude and a wonderful sense of humor.