It's been a great week with Maria. She's learned drop it this week and is very successfully responding by giving up a toy right away on request. Her repertoire of commands includes all the basics, as well as lap. She's very smart and learns easily. Maria loves to go outside and walk. She also loved running off leash on the field this week. Her handler can manipulate her, putting her hand in Maria's mouth or playing with her ears, feet or face. Maria can also be hugged and pays no attention if her handler stands over her or walks over her. She's doing really great and is a well balanced hound.