Kubota is training Herc, Belladonna's dog, while Bella is off at school.
So far, Kubota has trained Herc that "Stay!" means he must lift up his toenails when he walks across the hardwood floor so they don't click. Herc cannot figure out why this is important to Kubota but then most things "human" are inscrutable to dogs.
Words cannot do justice to the sight of a German Shepherd slinking down the hallway walking on the heels of his feet.