Confession. 7 month old Russell doesn't know how to do ANY of that. Not sit, down, heel, stay. Nada. Never taught him. Never even tried.
He knows "kennel" means to get in your crate, and "load up" means get in the car. And he knows what "outside" and "food" is, and "go get your toy". He walks nicely on a leash, doesn't take your fingers off when you give him a treat, and rarely jumps on anyone. He always cheerfully comes to me when I call him. He's extremely well mannered for a 7 month old puppy. He just isn't obedience trained.
He is, however, enrolled in a beginning obedience class starting in 3 weeks. Pretty excited to go to this particular trainer (about 45 minutes away). She also teaches nose work, so I'm signing him up for that while we're at it.
Oh, he did learn how to catch popcorn tonight.
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