Oz is turning into a bit of a success story as he has continued to make great progress. He’s so happy we are both working from home, and it has definitely resulted in a change in his behaviour and general demeanour. We have absolutely no regrets about taking him on.
He has settled down considerably, and while we do need to remind him from time to time of the rules, he has turned into a happy, cuddly, personable, lovable little larrikin who keeps us endlessly amused. It has taken him a long time to develop trust and feel comfortable but we are pretty much there with him now - even when he is startled, he doesn't over react - he's learning impulse control at last. He still remains a bit wary of strangers, and we never let him off the lead or alone in public, but he has settled well with our friends, the vet and the groomer - all the important people. The vet said he was 'an angel' and has given him a clean bill of health - she thinks he is still quite young.
His favourite pursuit is fossicking in our large and rather unkempt backyard - coming in sopping wet and sporting muddy paws, a dirt encrusted nose and a happy grin. Most wonderful of all, in the past few months he has learned to play, and we have great times playing rowdy games of hide and seek, dodge, and chase around the house and yard - him going flat out, growling and barking excitedly, me completely out of puff. He's found his voice and has turned into a great communicator - eg; he lets us know when he wants to play now.
He's doing all the normal doggy stuff - snuggles up when it's cold, barks at the postie, lets us know when it's dinner time, begs for food and goes mad at the front door when parcels are delivered to the front porch.