Mitch is a blue merle Australian Shepherd standing 17 inches tall and weighing 40 pounds. He will be one-year old in July 2019. After six weeks of boot camp instruction, he responds well to hand signals and verbal commands and is highly food motivated. A high-energy, loyal dog, he likes to mix his day between running outside, retrieving thrown toys, going for long walks, and lying next to the family inside where he likes frequent touch. He does enjoy running tunnels and jumps. We are still working on weaving. He exhibits a heightened amount of the breed’s protective nature and prey drive, so mixing with other small animals or small children is not recommended, He is extremely intelligent and patient with training exercises.