Next week is beginner training graduation. I'm 99% positive that Rosco won't graduate. On the 21st of March, he'll turn 4 months old. Right now, I'm not sure that I can keep up with the little guy. I don't want to give up because I know that (1) he's young and (2) my 11-year-old Labrador used to be the same. I guess I'm just feeling lost and frustrated. If only I could get his attention for more than 5 seconds, maybe I could teach him something. :msncry: So, here are the updates: The little guy has gone from 17lbs to 36lbs since we brought him home on February 2nd He finally understands "sit," but only if I have a treat in my hand He also understands "down," but only if I put my hand to the ground (holding a treat) He's mostly going to the bathroom outside. He is getting good at letting us know when he has to go (but we have little time to get him outside) The crate is proving to be a success. Our dog trainer taught us to point inside the crate, and when he goes inside, then it "rain treats" into the cage. He seems to love that. However, we are still dealing with several problems: BITING. He loves to bite. I now have 6 stitches in my arm and a few other scars. Our dog trainer said that a muzzle would make him more aggressive. JUMPING. He keeps head-bunting my boyfriend in the groin. We can't seem to let him out of the crate without him barking, and we've been turning our back and ignoring him for over a month now. BARKING. He barks when he needs to go outside to go potty. However, I think he's figured out that it gets him attention, and he's started barking for seemingly no reason other than to get attention. He's barking right now and no one is in the room with him. He barks when people ARE in the room with him. He just won't stop barking, and I know the neighbors will call the police soon (if they haven't already). All of the problems that we're dealing with are stressing my 11-year-old Labrador (diabetic for 3 years now). She'll play with him on rare occasion, and will walk nicely on the leash. However, she mostly growls and/or bites at his aggressive playing.