Although he was doing well I was worried that he may not learn some of the things he needed to learn because he is neither food nor toy motivated. All I could really do was give him a rub on his cheek or on his chest as a reward. Even if I try to give him a treat he'll accept it the first two or three times then ignore it after, but kindness really goes a long way. All I have to do is show him he's doing well by rubbing his cheek and give him gentle verbal scoldings when he does not want to follow. It comes to a point when he does not want to execute a command I just tell him "You know what I want" or "You know what you have to do" and he does it.
I am now able to drive him places - just the two of us and he behaves like an angel. Although he is so eager to go out - sometimes he jumps in the driver's seat if all the other doors are closed - he just sits when he gets inside the car. If he starts shifting around I just remind him to stay down and he does.
When he starts barking because he can't tag along with the other dogs when they go out all I have to do is call out the command quiet with him and I don't hear anything anymore. Same thing when he is jumping against the screen trying to watch the training of other dogs. I just have to call out the command off and he walks away. I don't have to go near him for him to follow.
What surprises me is how much he trusts me. There are times I would sit on a swing. The first time I did, he started struggling to get away, the second time he stayed still but he stayed about 5 feet away. The third time, he sat right at my feet, he did not move even if he showed a bit of uneasines about the swing. Of course he got rewarded with a body rub.
We still have to work on his excitement level but overall I am very happy with his progress.
Here's a video of him now, training how to walk without a leash. He is so comfortable with me now that when he
knows he's doing well he will request a cheek rub by nudging me.
Off Leash success 1 - http://youtu.be/ca7tdTohS0U
Off Leash success 2 - http://youtu.be/RxKf9O3N4k4
He's been with me two weeks now and we still have another week to go but even when he leaves the training center I know I will miss him terribly. So will Charis! To us he is family!