Just thought I would share the good news about Daisy Mae being potty trained!!! Yipee!! She actually sits at the side door and cries to go out. I am very proud of her. When we had our Beagle many years ago it took forever to train her, but both my husband and myself worked. I figured that Daisy would take a long time also, so didn't have any great expectations. Well, at 5 1/2 months old she is doing GREAT!! (We have only had her 2 months). I am a stay at home mom this time around so I think that me being home 24/7 helped alot. I am also digging out her kennel after it snows, something I learned from reading all your stories and thought was an excellent idea. I wouldn't want to stick my butt in the snow either! Thanks for some great advice.