Taco has made good friends with Ace and he doesn't mind Dana but she is so large he seems a little weary of playing with her (she plays with her ENTIRE body and as someone who has seen 95lbs of floofy enthusiasm come at me I can't blame him for noping out of the game). He likes her a lot more when she is calm and in the house.
Unlike his kennel neighbor, Charlie, Taco is easily offended by corrections. Not so much scared as unimpressed by them if there is something around him he wants to be nervous about. I've found that correcting him more lightly two or three times in a row gets his attention back more gently (doesn't scare him) than a single big leash pop. So while he is still learning the right answers we are pulsing his corrections instead of giving him big ones. Once he gets the way things work around here we might adjust our corrections to suit his confidence level.
Tomorrow we are working on more of the same and adding Down to the list. I want to see how far he gets and if he is doing well we'll add one or two more things to his repertoire. It all depends on how he feels. We def don't want to burn a dog out especially if they are only just getting comfortable with accepting my touch as praise. But I can tell he and I are already becoming buddies so it shouldn't stay slow for long. Come back tomorrow to hear more about how this sweet fellow is doing.