Nikko continues to blossom as all goldens do! He is enjoying his daily walks and an occasional car ride. We are brushing up on some training which is going great and he loves the attention. He is very good while we are at work and there has been no need to crate him as he just naps on his dog bed while we are gone and greets us with a smile and a wagging tail when we get home. He has learned what teeth brushing is all about and does great, he was also was very calm while I trimmed the hair on his paws and brushed his beautiful golden coat. He has been licking his paws some so we wonder if he has a very mild allergies, after all, it is allergy season! He is very interested in squirrels and rabbits so continued training will be important to keep his heeling and recall in check. Nikko has a goofy playful spirit and is very good at keeping himself entertained with his kong toy, tennis ball or stuffed toys. We gave him a chew bone and it did not take him long to figure out there is something good inside! The chew bone is helping reduce some tartar on his teeth. We have met many dogs on our walks and he is excited to meet them and appropriately sniffs them and lets them sniff him. We have also met bikers, skate boarders, people with strollers and some in wheelchairs, and he was not startled by any of them. He walks with other dogs and does great. He is truly wonderful companion and would love nothing more than to me a member of someone’s family!