The hardest things for me have to do with the things I say, and when I say them. For example:
- Don't issue a command unless I can back it up;
- Don't overuse their names;
- Don't say "good dog" when they're just being dogs - say it when they do something specifically good.
I had my first look at Walter's tasty-jogger attacks: he takes growling, snapping leaps at joggers, like they're prey. He's already 60 lb, and not getting weaker! That said, Walter hasn't got a chance to pull me off balance - unlike Kath* - so his leap ended mid-air with an ungainly flip and an embarrassing landing. (I had already moved him out of range of the jogger.) That's a behaviour that will change, and fast.
They're still pretty, though!
*Yes, you can read that two ways. Funny, that.