Forgive me for gushing but after last week's tragic hyper-active-doodle training night , Dakota went to his graduation night of puppy school last night and showed'em all how it should be done!! He did the sits, downs, stays (kind of), puppy-push-ups, sit-and-greets, take-its, drop-its and leave-its like an old pro!! But the best part was the loose lead walking. Last week he drug me through the store aisles to the point of humiliation; last night (with the fabulous assist of the gentle leader) he started, stopped, walked fast, walked slow and resisted the temptations that his instructor attepted to lure him with ! And when he did the "come" he ran to me like a maniac and slid into me like he sliding into home plate! We're very proud of our boy and can't wait to start intermediate school--unfortutately due to vacations (dang!) we can't start until the end of May . . .