I may bark at you at first when you come to visit me, but please don’t take that the wrong way, because I am just telling you that I’m excited to see you! All I want is for you to play with me and maybe scratch my ears and my belly for a bit. I’ve been told that I am a really good dog: I’ve gotten along with kids, other dogs and even kitties. I already know some commands really well—like sit and stay—and I can learn more. Can you teach me? I also know how to walk nicely on a leash, and we could do some of my favorite things together, like going for a walk or for a run in the park. Can we do that real soon?