It's that time again!! My birthday is tomorrow so we went out and got me a puppy in need of a home! He was the result of a man's hunting Beagle getting loose and impregnating his wife's JRT. He's adorable! We named him Duckie (Off of NCIS because he's just so plucky and funny!) He is paper trained which is awesome. So now comes the next parts. It's been about 8 months since I've trained a puppy. Can anyone give me pointers to make it easier to A) Train him to not whine every time he's left alone (he's tiny and our Pits are not so we can't let him roam yet), and B) Introduce him to our Pits so that they won't see him as a chew toy? I had him on the couch with me last night with my husband right there. The Pits were curious but avoided Duckie. Thanks!!!