I have learned a lot already raising Hobart. He is a smart little cookie and he picks up on things very fast! I have to make sure he's not outsmarting me! He's also a little cocky! I have to correct fairly hard to get him to respect me. He likes to explore! If I look away he will be off wondering around doing as he wants! But then again he's really sweet! I got to go to puppy class with him for the first time last night. He did well. There were twenty other dogs so he wasn't interested in obeying at first, but then he did really well. I was reminded by a PR friend that I need to enjoy this stage as much as possible and not try to overwhelm him with to many commands. When I first got Dembre I completely overwhelmed him with command drill and it didn't help a bit. Hobart is learning quickly, but he still has a chance to develop at a fairly normal rate. A basic command a week and correction for inappropriate behaviors makes for a pretty nice pup!
He is a wonderful little pup and I am so excited that I get the privilege of raising him!