This is our 4 month report on Dirk. Weekly obedience classes continue until the end of this month, and Dirk is doing very well, especially in the classroom! It helps that he is so food oriented. I wonder if he had obedience training previously.
His self-confidence improves consistently. Our daughters, who see him every few weeks, have both commented on how much more outgoing he is. There is noticeably more tail-wagging. He seems more sociable with other dogs, but continutes to be reserved.
He sleeps on his bed in our bedroom, and tries to climb up on our very high bed each morning. We almost always have to help him up, although at other times of the day he is perfectly capable of jumping up on it by himself.