First a little background so you all understand the context..... I have a twin sister who has been a dog lover all her life too, but not quite like me lol. She's never done the research and learning about dogs that I have (she has a life lol) Well, I have never been without a dog... a rescue always, but she hasn't had one since she moved from home. She has, however always been somewhat jealous of my dogs lol. She decided a few year ago that it was a Westie that she wanted and when she was done university, she would get one. well she got back from a tour in Afghanistan last fall (she is in the Canadian Army - Reserves) and well, she told me she was ready for her dog. I had done lots of prior research for her, decided on a breeder and such, so I phoned the breeder up, and long story short, she got her puppy on March 1st. Unfortunately, she has to leave for the month of May for some training in Ontario, so I get puppy for the month. She is amazed by what I did with my deaf dog, Scout, and what I've already accomplished with my rescue puppy from Texas. she had no intention of doing the kind of training that I do, she just wants a mannerly dog, and i will be getting the puppy at an optimum age for training for obedience and such. Annabelle is already a good puppy, Lauren is doing a wonderful job, and spends hours on the internet finding the best way to teach certain things. Annabelle has a good start.... So heres why I am posting this.... She said to me "you know I told my buddy that Annabelle would probably be washing dishes when I get her back, so you know, I expect her to be!" lol it was too funny! So I am thinking I am going to teach her something to do with doing dishes! I was thinking, since she is 14 weeks old right now, so she'll be around 4 months when she comes to stay with me. I might be able to teach her to open the dishwasher (I'd put a chord on it for her to tug on) and put a dog bowl in it. I am envisioning telling Annabelle to "do dishes" then her running to the dishwasher, pulling it down, going to get a dog dish, jumping up onto the door, and putting the dish into the dishwasher, then running back to us. it would be really cute, and Lauren would get a huge laugh out of it! What do you all think? would it be possible to teach a 4-5 month old Westie puppy to do this? and what steps should I take? should I teach everything seperately, then put them together under "do dishes" or work everything in sequence? or is there something else along those lines, that could be taught to her? The only thing is tho, I dont think she'd be big enough to teach her to close the dishwasher back up again! lol, Maybe I could teach ollie to "Help Annabelle" and he could go close it LOL your thoughts on this?