I'm not going to go through the details but I had one hard time working with Rascal, when he was a puppy. Housebreaking was one of the hard things. When I could not think of anything else I put a little diaper on him, I used old wash cloths and fastened them just like a baby. He didn't like to have them wet. He found out that I would take them off when we went outside to go potty and he had to wear them in the house. It didn't take long and he got the point. That was just one aspect of life when he was a little guy.
One thing I found about him is that he's very headstrong. He has to think it's his idea. (Talk about having to use your brain!)
Today I'm so proud of him. He lifts his leg. That's right. When I put his harness on him to go for a walk he has to put one of his front legs through it and then I fasten it on his back. Now when I say "OK, now your leg" he lifts up his front leg and puts it through the harness - by himself. I could just cry, it's such a big accomplishment for both of us. Diane