I can hardly believe Dexter has been part of our family for almost a week (a week Sunday). No accidents in the house. Sleeps in the crate at night. Goes to bed about 10pm and gets up at around 5am. How I do not know, but I am not complaining. He is eating very well and drinking plenty. He could careless who is outside or what is going on. Went on a car ride. He is not car sick and slept just about the whole time. He does try to grab the leash in his mouth during potty time. I wouldn't mind so much if he just held it. But he shakes it and growls after he does this I scoot down to his level put my fingers on each side of the leash and say let go.( I Never pull it out. ) Some times he will other times I may have to wait 30 seconds and he gets side tracked and let's go. At this time. I stay still with leash and if he tries again I say no firmly and he stops and we immediately go back inside. He hasn't been doing it as much today so hopefully he is learning no outside play if he does that. If you have any other solutions, please share. I sometimes will grab a squeaker toy when we go out and if he grabs ahold of leash I give him the squeaker. Not sure if that is rewarding or redirecting . It's just normal puppy stuff and redirecting is working well. He is a quick learner. So it doesn't take much to get him to know stuff. His recall is about 90%of the time he comes when we say come and when we say sit it is about a 65% success right now. He loves hiding toys and finding them. Including hiding the cats toys in his bed then covering them and once in a while he will be nice and put them back just to repeat. LoL Thanks for reading this long update.