Our GSD Kane is now 8 months old. We call him the big jock, the moose, the troublemaker. Every bit as intelligent as his brother, Kane prefers to only use his brains when it suits him. Sometimes he uses his brains to get him into trouble - he's working on figuring out the foot petal on the trash can lid, for example. He knows how to step on it to open the lid, but can't figure out how to step on it and reach in to get a piece of trash at the same time. Right now he is locked in the office with me. Big brother Jax is getting a few satin balls. Kane already finished his kibble (and some plain hamburger meatballs) and now wants to help brother with the satin balls. He already managed to snag one and believe me, the last thing Kane needs is weight gain. So he cried about being in here with me for about five minutes, then he started working on the door knob. And then yes, he has finally figured out doorknobs. He's been trying to figure out the one that leads outside for awhile now. Heaven help us.