I think I formulated this idea around the time we got Seven, or at least were thinking about getting a dog and conducting some training. I imagine the first theme answer I came up with was 61-across but not 100% sure. 17-across is from my time playing Call of Duty. Pretty simple theme but I think it works well. Limited theme let me put a lot of 6, 7, and 8-letter answers in the grid outside of the theme.
Our training with Seven is ongoing. She is decent with basic commands but really only proficient when we have treats to offer. And she gets so excited to see other people/dogs that she has trouble in public settings. But she is just so cute.