Soldier is a wonderful dog. He's always calm and likes lots of affection. He loves everyone he meets. This smart hound learns quickly. He knows sit, down, wait, here, bed, heel and stairs. He's now being trained on sit stay and down stay. He loves to retrieve squeaky toys when his handler throws them for him. He brings them back and drops them when told "give." Soldier is very gentle at releasing toys and also takes treats very gently when offered. He walks two or three miles a day. He also spends quality time just lying on his pallet and relaxing, watching TV with his handler. And if he's tired, no matter what, he will lie down and rest, letting nothing around him bother him at all!