Ridley, our new puppy (almost 10 months old but new to us) is wonderful! He was raised in a kennel but has adapted to being a house dog in less than a week. No accidents, his manners are impecible and he mastered the stairs after a couple of scary days. I quickly taught him to platz and wait for his food and to platz and wait in the crate before I'll open it. The one thing that is a bit of a problem is his drinking habit! He drinks water with gusto and when he gets his last slurp he holds it in his mouth and proceeds to dribble it across the floor until his mouth is empty. It's kind of funny but it's also a huge mess! My floors are covered with towels and ugly throw rugs for now but I'm really hoping someone can help me figure out how to teach him better manners at the water bowl!