Update received November 2012: Torii is doing great. She just completed Obedience II with Canine Coach, and the next stop is the Canine Good Citizen Test. From there, the plan is to begin Therapy Dog class. So, she's moving right along! I attached a few photos for you!
Update received August 2012: We are doing great! Torii is awesome as usual. We've been taking her for runs in the evening - she loves it, and we're hoping to be able to get her certified as a therapy dog within the next year. I attached one of the latest pictures, I can't help it, she's just too cute not to share!
Update received November 2011: Torii is doing great! We honestly couldn't be happier to have her as part of our family! She's a huge cuddler, despite that she's gained around 15 pounds since we got her. She's always in my lap if I'm sitting down (we tease that she takes her job of keeping my feet warm very seriously). We've gone through 2 classes at Canine Coach and she loves doing training with us - she can do sit, down, stand, stay, shake, drop it, leave it and (most of the time) come. I take her to the dog park a few times a week and she sometimes gets to go to daycare when I work late hours - she's been so good with other dogs. She really loves sniffing out the little dogs. Whenever we take her to the pet store, she gets so excited to meet kids - she loves to give kisses to them. She's so good with her routine now - she knows to go in her crate in the morning when I start putting my shoes on to leave for work. She's learned that she can wrestle with dad but that she has to be gentle with mom! Our only struggle has been taking her on walks - she just loves to go fast and pull hard! It's been getting better though and she loves when I go for a run with her. I attached some recent pictures of her from a weekend up north at a cabin - she was in heaven with an entire weekend of cuddles from both of us! We're so grateful for our best bud!