The biggest news is that Ranger knows how to sit and lie down on hand signal!!! Excuse me while I do a happy dance. I'll be honest, he learned it in ONE afternoon and with a handful of treats. He is such a smart boy and seriously eager to please.
I've only had him out on the leash a handful of times and lets just say it's a work in progress. BUT, each time we've been out, he's done well with meeting new people and was such a friendly guy. He has no issues with people or other dogs and he is amazing with kids! We crate him while we're at work and he does fine, although he is very vocal about being in there at first (probably would not be good for apartment dwellers). He sleeps in his bed at night next to ours and wakes us up if he has to go potty in the night. Mr. Ranger still wins the award for best snuggler. He has to be as close as possible and is like my little shadow. He goes wherever I go and likes to be able to see me at all times.
We took him to the beach this past weekend and it was no surprise that he loved it! He is a water loving Dal for sure. And super photogenic :)