Blue turns 5 months old in August and we can’t believe how big he is getting! He continues to work on his loose leash walking. Some days he loves it and does very well! And other days he’s just not into it so we take a break from walking that day and work on other skills. We continue to work on his halti conditioning and are slowly able to increase the duration he leaves it on without pawing at it and he’s been improving! With a lot of training persistence, he’s becoming less interested in biting his leash, so we are taking this as a win! He’s getting lots of teeth and thankfully teething on his toys which we are grateful for! We’ve been working hard with Blue on settling at home and he is able to be successful in less and less time- he was able to successfully settle on his first patio visit, even surrounded by his major distraction- dogs! He’s been learning that grocery carts, as loud as they may be, won’t hurt him and he’s been practicing walking beside the cart and is becoming more confident with each new practice session. He had his first in jacket visit to Canadian Tire and learned that automatic doors aren’t scary and was able to focus and obey commands even in a new place and we are very proud of this being his first public appearance! Blue has been sporting a cone this month and has impressed us with his adaptability- he rocks it and doesn’t let it stand in the way of anything! Blue continues to prove to us every day that he loves working and tries to please us with each new task and we are very proud of this sweet, smart and eager pup!