The next day we went on a 13 miles hike. He probably covered at least 20 miles, galloping again non-stop, occasionally sprinting after rabbits and squirrels. He slept in the car all the way home. The next day (when at home) he was ready for action again.
He is a healthy dog and never had any issues with skin, eyes, ears, digestion, or anything else. He has good metabolism: easily puts on weight when needed, and quickly loses it with increase of exercise. Twice a year, we do full blood panel and urine test and it is always within normal range. In 2017 we completed full health check-up, needed for breeding. See OFA certified results.
Growing up, he proved to be a very intelligent dog who is eager to do things. Training with Nitro was always an enjoyable process with fast progress. He learned new things very quickly. Though, often, he would figure out a way to use it against me to keep receiving easy rewards. I remember I taught him to ring a bell when he needed to go out to pee. The next day, he was ringing the bell all day long, as he figured out that gets my attention immediately. Who was training who? And he was only a few months old!
Nitro has an excellent food drive, ball drive, and his protection work has a balance of prey and defense. He is very intelligent and easily learns new exercises. Nitro is a high energy dog with a dominant personality and requires strict handling to control his high drive, especially in protection work. He always gives a 100% to everything he does.