Kolby seems to be more aware of noises than Haddie ever was. I see a trend developing that he is more skittish. The good news is that he can recover nicely, and he always checks in with me while his tail is tucked and he's moving away. We'll get him there.
I think the biggest challenge will be in the repetition of a sound that worries Kolby. I have found that the sudden noises catches his attention more so than the consistent noise (like the paint can machine vs a quick banging of boards in the lumber yard). Some noises do not repeat. Kolby will either have to naturally out grow his concern with age and experience, or I'm going to have to go up to people and ask them to repeat their noise making. Ha!
Kolby continues to walk amazingly well on the leash. I bet he would have walked beside me the entire outing today at the Hardware Store if he were a pet-dog and could be off-leash. I never had to make a leash correction. That is my favorite part and something completely different than what I experienced with Haddie. Every dog has his/her perks. This one is Kolby's.
He is such a good boy. Sometimes I forget that he is only 18 weeks old. He seems more like 18 months.