I put all the toys you gave me in his crate so he'd know it was his safe place. When we went to bed, I gave him a bully stick and he went right into his crate for the night. He was a perfect gentleman in his crate too, not a peep all night.
Just wanted to send you an update on Butch/Parker. We've renamed him Blake and he is already responding to his new name. He is an AMAZING dog! But you already knew that. He is so intelligent and sweet and well behaved. He's completely stolen our hearts!
It only took a few minutes yesterday to teach him to use the dog door. He hasn't figure out that he doesn't need permission to use it yet but we're working on that. He knows so many commands already (Sit, Lay Down, Stay, Come, Shake) and loves to work for treats. He learned very quickly to heal during walks too.
Here is Blake in his new backyard. He hasn't figured out what to think about the pool yet.