As you know, last week my family adopted a golden lab/king sheppard cross. Though Ms. Sookie is a joy to have, it has been a very long time since I have had a puppy. Her very first day she ate my computer power cord; however, thankfully I was able to save my beloved crocs. I thought this week it would be great to ask for training tips from everything to house breaking to teaching her not to nip and jump on people. So please share your dog training tips in the thread and while you are it please tell us about an item that your pet has ruined. W|e might as well share our joys and sorrows.