Comments: BIRTHDAY

Happy Bday Charlie!!! Wow, six months already?!?!

And I have the same expectations with Cody. The most common phrase in this house is...I need you to be a grown up dog. No More Puppy.....

Although he hasn't tried to go out the window....yet. :-)

Posted by Tammi at October 4, 2005 01:02 PM

I think about 1 1/2 years in when he'll finally seem to be an adult dog (but with plenty of puppy energy left over). That's my experience, anyway. But ringing a bell to go out! That's impressive!

We had huge sliding glass doors in my old house, and more than once there were dog-head prints left on them. Oh, do I miss her. Enjoy Charlie!

Posted by Carla at October 4, 2005 03:46 PM

Sarah - How long did it take you to teach him to ring the bell? We're working on that with our little guy, he's currently 14 weeks old and he's just not interested in doing it, when he wants to go out he just sits there looking at it!

Posted by Dawn at October 4, 2005 04:22 PM

Dawn -- we just kept ringing the bell every time we took him outside, forcing his little head or paw into it and saying his "pee command". Then one day he rang it himself and we got all excited and took him out. He just slowly got the hang of it...but now he can be quite persistent: if we don't come right away, he rings and rings as hard as he can until we come!

Good luck!!!

Posted by Sarah at October 4, 2005 05:43 PM