"Pepper had a grand run around the back yard yesterday and is increasingly interested in his toys. We're getting him used to the idea of chasing a toy and bringing it back. At treat time, I'm working on teaching him to sit while waiting for the treat, and we have to make sure poor Hugo eats his (he doesn't always) to avoid a kerfuffle. Will try to expand the "sit" command to dinnertime once he gets it for the treats.
We had a walk around the neighborhood, and you weren't kidding when you said he loved the walks and leaps and bounds like a dolphin. I'm going to try to introduce a bit of leash etiquette slowly. . . " Now Pepper has a new name: WINSTON! He is so happy in his new home-- and so loved!