Dakota has mastered the art of sitting (for treats), shaking (for treats), and staying (for treats). He also will come when the whistle is blown — unless, of course, he is chasing our resident deer, squirrels, groundhogs, foxes, or other daily visitors.

On occasion, he can be caught ransacking trash cans, tearing through the recycling, stealing food, and terrorizing the Furia Rubel office. Thank goodness he’s cute.


While a fast learner, Dakota failed out of puppy kindergarten after having an accident mid-heel. He currently is working toward his associate degree in obedience while terrorizing his compatriots in legal PR and marketing.