I remember that thread!
I have a dob/lab 1.5yr old, overgrown puppy. She is very bouncy and enthusiastic.I am trying hard to love her. Shes a good dog, but has anxiety, and is soo big and over-bearing in everything she does, I often feel annoyed with her when we are indoors. When we are out playing, or hiking I enjoy her enthusiasm more.
My dd has an ugly scruffy mongrel, about 9moths old. She is a little smartie pants and oh so funny. House breaking went fairly well. She has the occasional puddle if left unattended too long. I am enjoying her personality so much more than my dog. She has great car manners, she mainly sits on the center-console and leans against my shoulder and watches the road with me. She has her chair in the house where she keeps her treasures. She comes to work with me most days. She talks with the cutest whines, grunts, yowls, and yarps. She even caught a mouse unassisted the other day. We were very proud of her.
I am going to see if the library has the 51 Puppy Trick books. I think both our dogs would enjoy that.