"Little SOBs are way too smart for their own good, too. His major saving grace is that he is almost fearless ( except for thunder-related things) and loves boats and loves to swim." I have an eight pound Yorkshire terrier (Boomer) that thinks he is as big as a lab. Yes he is too smart for his own good too. I'm afraid a dog in the neighborhood is going to eat him one day. He takes off after them when they enter the yard like a bat out of hell. They just prance off wagging their tails and looking back like he's crazy. We live on the water and have the boat on a lift, the word "boat" sends him to the dock wanting to get in. Debi got tired of him wanting for her to pick him up and put him on the bed. He has a chair to climb up on but it's not as fun as waking her up. So he would make these little half a$$ed barking sounds. Then he would give up for a minute or so and start scratching on the base of a wicker flower pot. This went on till Debi finally moved the flower pot to the kitchen. I came home and asked why the pot was in the kitchen. She said it was to keep Boomer from scratching at night. I just smirked. Couple night later he starts his half a$$ed barking sounds and then he quit. Time went on and I thought well maybe it worked. Then we hear this tapping noise and I busted out laughing but the wife didn't think it was too funny at all. He had figured out how to flip the handle to the dresser drawers up and down with his nose to make noise. I rolled over and asked Debi. Are you going to move all the drawers to the kitchen now? Sometimes we just don't give them much credit for being smart.