Cooper is one cute little scamp. He is a shepherd mix but won't be very big. He has a very sweet nature and is shy but enjoys company and praise. He really just lacks manners. He gets a little growly with other dogs but not because he is aggressive, he just talks in grumbles. It does not make my pack nervous when he grumbles. They know he is just talking.
Today we started Heel/Autosit with a leash on. He caught on quickly but tried a few different back-talking strategies to try and get out of walking nicely. His Sit when I stop is not yet automatic but he is getting there.
We also started Down and Implied Stay. He is happy to stay put for a while but has a prey drive and wants to chase Angela, my helper kitty.
He took quickly to Down. I think that will soon become his favorite.
Cooper has already made some buddies. Max, who is here for 7 days and Ace, my demo-dog both enjoy playing with Cooper and Cooper is nursing a bit of a crush on Kylie, my primary demo-dog, who tolerates him but she is ultimately "over" puppies and sends him away when he gets too irritating.
Tomorrow it is more of the basics for Coop as we get him used to his new routine.