We started our first lessons. Name recognition is strong and he's making eye contact (cookie zen) Recalls are becoming fast and furious, and are always fun. Anything picked up or carried in the mouth (even if it is my shoe) gets admiration and praise, and I'll trade if it is something he shouldn't have. Agility coach met him last night and gave us these exercises to work on: nose touch the target, starting in hand and down to the floor. wobble board with nose touch to target. spin, twist, fold back down It only takes a few minutes (I set my timer for 3 minutes and do as much as we can for a portion of his meal, 2x a day) Mostly, what I want is to teach him I'm energetic, interesting, rewarding and FUN! He was a great little visitor to Uncle's agility class last night!