I just lost my buddy Opie not long ago and do have a young (about a year old) Doxie I call him Mr Griswold. I had Opie for only a few years when he passed away but before I got him he was abused. It took a year or so just to make him feel safe around other people at all. My goal is to raise Griz. with manners, some tricks, and to not be scared of people. I think that part is simple! Just never strike or hurt the poor thing in the first place! So to the point then, I have been working with a click and treat method. Just reading about it seems to be the way to go! Positive reinforcement, sounds good right there! I am amazed at how well it is working so far. My question is are you using this method? Do you find it to be an easy way to train? Any reason you don't like it? And how can I learn more about this? I have searched and read a lot about it, but I just wondered if anyone here has some good links or advise on this subject. This dog seems to be very smart and willing to learn, I just don't want that to go to waste! Thanks for any help and input you may offer!