5 Months old. Still a puppy. Today, one of my students said his dog’s call name should be: Hand full! Well, all puppies are a hand full. You have a puppy that is trying so hard to figure out the world. What works? What gets him rewarded — what gets the good stuff? As owners of these little balls of fur, we need to figure out what they consider a reward. Food? Toys? Attention? Puppies want to learn. They are interested in everything and anything. Going down a step or two is a big thing. Seeing a fire hydrant for the first time – is a big deal! The umbrella open and closed is a big deal. Take time to watch your pup. What makes him happy? What scares him? Watch your pup — he is doing his best to tell you what he is thinking. Enjoy the ride…in no time at all, he will be an adult and sooner than you think — he will be old and you are going to ask yourself where all the time went.