04/25/13 - 3:03pm
WHITE CITY, Ore. (AP) — Nike bolts out of his dog box and instantly bounces around like a 4-year-old on a sugar high of diabetic proportions.
The large and powerful black Labrador retriever spins and twirls while his trainer, Paul Foster, tries unsuccessfully to get a red collar around the dog’s neck.
“Sometimes the hardest part of training him is getting his collar on,” says Foster, of Medford.
Foster clips the collar together, and with one word — “heel” — Nike becomes nothing but business.