There's oh so much I should write, but instead of tackling any of that, I'll leave you with this:
I Do Dog Tricks
Type in a trick (stand, speak, sit, etc) and he'll do it. Make sure you try, "Kiss." That's my favorite.
I'm a former military wife (the wife part is current, it's only the military part that's former), trying to find out where we fit in the civilian world.