Hello My name is Kathy and I am from Missouri. My husband got out voted for a dog. We have a shih tzu named Ruger. He is 5 months old and is a great dog! He knows how to stay and sit. He is a very good listener, sometimes he listens better than our kids! (haha) I won't let him learn to shake (I know I am strange) because it's common and I would rather teach him high five. He still messes on the floor once in a while when he gets mad.