In the last 2 weeks Rassilon has changed so much it is fantastic.
Now I can raise my voice when he is near without having to get him back in from the garden.
Noisy shopping bags used to send him running. Yesterday he was sticking his head into the bags to see what I had bought.
Clapping used to have him running. 3 days ago he came and stuck his head between my hands while I was clapping.
He has again taken to coming to bed with me.
And today, for the first time since I have had him, Rassilon had a bath. Once in the bath he seemed to enjoy himself. He was trembling for about a minute until he realized he was actually getting patted all over then he relaxed and just stood there and enjoyed the experience.
It is great to have a dog that is so good straight away (like Kia), but it is great to see how the dog changes over time. Rassilon has a bit to go yet, but all these changes make having him worth while.