He said, "Thank you, treats..." It got garbled after that. What kills me is that little fish watching routine is the same one he uses at the check out at pet stores to get extra snacks. He is 4 years old, champion Canadian bloodline he's atypical for the breed. He, at 112 pounds of solid muscle is the runt of his litter. He is not a friendly dog towards strangers, and will lunge aggressively towards someone who approaches me or my children. I always have to instruct people to let me come to them. BUT, when I put his vest and utility pack on him, he shuts everything out and you cannot get his attention to sway from my face and hands. One thing my husband instantly loved was that he will go to a gun range. After he stood by (as a puppy) while we fired shotguns, we got him fitted for hearing protection and a vest. He goes to the range all the time now. He really did earn his name.