One of the biggest challenges thus far has been getting Sonny to come out of his crate when Rob and I are relaxing in the living room. Lately he's been coming out more to explore, but he doesn't do a whole lot while out there.
With Sonny's newly discovered love for tug and high desire to play tug, last night we saw something different. Sonny came out of his crate and grabbed his tug rope. He spent a good 10 minutes playing tug with me while Rob was sitting on the other side of the couch. Rob moved a few times, and although Sonny stopped to observe, he went back to tugging right away.
I know it's hard for Rob to see, but these behavior changes in Sonny are monumental. For Sonny to be relaxed enough around Rob to play is something serious.