My name is Bernie and I am very playful, friendly, relaxed and willing to learn new things. I love walks and meeting other dogs. I am walking for a mile at a time now, which gives me plenty of time to meet new people, dogs and sniff around. I am comfortable in my crate until the door closes, then I bark for a minute or so. My foster parents are working with me on that. It is important that I can rest comfortably in a crate so I can travel safely in the car and be comfortable during vet visits. I'm just going to say this - diets are really hard. I am eating my low calorie food and I'm even eating the green beans they give me, but I want more food. My foster family is teaching me manners so that I don't beg. I am also learning proper walking habits and instructions like "let's go", "leave it" and "heel". They say I am a good boy and a real cuddler, especially when we are on the couch. I'm a little big, but I'm still a lap dog if you ask me.