Hi, Betty and Dave,
Just wanted to let you know that Sizzle had a wonderful first day. He has followed me around, sat on my lap a lot, met the little dog next door, and charmed one of the cats. (The other is still hiding from him, but he will come around.) Sizzle is already coming and sitting on command, using praise only -- no treat necessary.
I have five weeks before school starts. I'm going to call tomorrow for an appointment with my vet. He is wonderful and will be surprised that I am coming in with a dog after 30 years with cats!
Thank you again for allowing me to bring Sizzle into my life. I will keep in touch.