Rusty, formerly Joe from Spain, is the sweetest dog ever! All he wants are belly rubs, milkbones, and going to the dog park. He got house trained almost immediately. He gets along well with our Setter and all dogs. He’s nervous around strangers though. The big issue is that he will use any opportunity to just run, even if that means running away.  We invested in an electric (ecollar)collar and training just in case he gets away. Last month, he squeezed through an open gate (we had it fixed since then) and ran towards the street. I hit the button on the transmitter and said “Rusty Come!” and he stopped and walked back to me.  This past summer, we introduced him to lake swimming, on a 25 foot leash. He loved it! 
 
Ken Grossman
New Jersey