We have had Penny for almost 3 weeks now and we are just as happy now as when we first got her. We had a lot of people tell us that we were crazy for wanting a dog and that she'd be a big pain but so far we've loved it! We studied up on training techniques because we really want to make sure that she is obedient and likable. Also, she doesn't shed because she has hair instead of fur-this also means that she doesn't have dog dander (which is what some people are allergic to) and it takes longer for her to start smelling like a dog.
Surprisingly, she has learned so much so fast! She already knows the basic commands (sit, lay down, roll over) and a few tricks also. We are doing the crate training thing to house train her. This is the part that I am most excited about! We had a breakthrough this weekend on the house-training! When she has to go she just walks right over to the door and looks at us. Cool huh! We are proud parents! Now if only we can get her to consistantly sleep through the entire night without whining to go out.
She got a cute little bandana when we got her groomed at Petsmart