Palio has settled in nicely. He’s a very calm puppy and has already mastered house-training (no errors [so far, knock on wood]), crate-training (a little rough seas at the beginning but all good now), and the wooden stairs to the second floor (all by himself without encouragement). He’s complying to simple commands (sit, come, heel, go crate, go poop, go chow). Our main struggle is puppy proofing the house now, as he is proving extremely adept at finding everything we don’t want him to and carrying it, if he can, to his crate. I expect he’s going to be an excellent dog.