I wanted to share a fun thing that we did yesterday. My daughter, Sophie complained that "her" puppy was ignoring her. Willow is 13.5 weeks old and very snuggly, but does have things she wants to do that are not necessarily part of a 6-year-old's plan.
We've been clicker training Willow and her brother since we got them 10 days ago with huge success - they know sit, down, shake hands and (sometimes) go to their beds. I'm having a ball.
Anyway, as an experiment (and to stop the whining), I got Willow to "go find Sophie" using the clicker. I took a treat and held it over Sophie's lap and when the puppy followed into her lap, I clicked. After about 5 times, she did it on her own when I prompted her. There were giggles and glee and treats all around.
I had to share this success to make me feel better after getting up for the past several nights at 1:30 and 4:30 with my boy puppy to take him out. It's getting a little depressing.