Now reading [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1580622038/002-4893021-4576855?v=glance&n=283155"]The Dog Whisperer[/ame]. Tis all about nonviolent training. This new pup of mine is smaller than the ones I had in the past and is very anti choke collar. She really freaked out. The book has a lot of new age lovethyneighbor stuff in it. But the training techniques seem to work very well. I wish the psychology was less than half the book. Check it out from the library if they got it. Been busy lately. Like I mentioned, I got me a new pup and forgot just how much like an infant they are. Her name is Sadie and she's a Blue Heeler / Beagle mix. Rescued her from the midst of a buncha hoity toity purebreds. At ten weeks (got her at seven) she is progressing good in training. Almost housebroken (no incidents in two whole days) and we are working on basic skills while playing. Dolly (that would be the Lady of the House) is a cat person but has taken to Sadie quite well. The cats, now that is another story. The Eldest has officially chased her young butt out of the kids room (aka the cats domain) with stern hisses and much showing of claws. The pics are at Webshots For some reason I cannot seem to link to individual pics today. Must be a blond moment.