Ok all you training guru's. Lucy is my new EM pup. She is, of course, adorable. Mom might have a hard time not buying new toys all the time so you have to walk carefully when in the living room or you are liable to trip on a toy. I remember the puppy piranha stage all too well so I know the incessant biting will stop so I just re-direct to a toy. What is making me crazy and I want to nip in the bud correctly is her vocalizations. She is a whiner! If she gets bored she will start whining, thrashing around in her dog bed (just for fun), or she can be sitting chewing on a toy and will just start whining, or come sit and look at one of us and start barking, or look at her sister with a little stuffy and bark her fool head off until she can steal the toy. How would you handle these scenarios? I don't want to reinforce them, a few times I have put her back in her bedroom by herself to give her a chance to chill out when getting on the floor with another toy to play with her didn't work. I also don't want to teach her that anytime she wants me to play she just has to be noisy and obnoxious. Any suggestions?