We have been busily training all the pups that when they need to go potty, it should be outside. They took to the outside very well and now look at me to let them out when they have that "urge". It's mostly for the ole #2 and less for the #1 but they understand both. They still go in their pen but I find in the mornings that there's less clean up. I am very proud of this bunch and feel that they "get it". Though I am very proud of each of my litters. They all were distinctive in their own ways. Very smart. It's a start.
Here are photos I took today. We started to paint their ears - collars are long gone but they should take to collars and leashes well when they go on to their forever homes. In case you can't see the colors, I will lable them here.