Well it's hard to believe that Finnie is already 7 1/2 months old! That frustrating housebreaking period has just flown by (he still has the odd accident but it's very rare). Finnie is such a different dog than Piper...very independent, afraid of (almost) nothing and very mature for his age compared to how Piper was at this age and very toy oriented...always has a toy in his mouth. His one fear of course is being placed on the grooming table but seeing as how he is already 16" tall that will probably be a non issue as he's going to go over (odds are he's got a bit more growing to do). I am fine with that as I really do prefer obedience (it would've been nice to show him, he really is a beautiful boy but oh well...). He's coming along nicely with his obedience, we're currently in a class with our trainer but it's more for the distractions of the other dogs...we'll probably start private training in a couple months. My goal is to have him ready to do Rally in the spring and his obedience shortly after (he's a very smart boy). Of course it goes without saying that I now have 2 shadows...Piper and Finnie follow me EVERYWHERE, actually Finnie is more likely to look for me before Piper does, I think Piper knows I'm around and if he's comfy he figures 'meh...I'll find you later' P.S. You can see in the pictures the size difference...Finnie is much taller and longer than Piper!