I have a five year old female goldendoodle, Lola and since we adopted her at 8 weeks old she has been very quick to learn everything. Instantly she could fetch, walk on a leash and then easily trained to sit etc. She just seemed to get it. Last week we adopted our second goldendoodle and he is now ten weeks old and since he will never read this I am going to just come out and say it, HE IS A COMPLETE IDIOT! Now that I see that in print I feel like that's a harsh thing to say but he is really making me crazy. I can't get him to walk on a leash or do more than chase the ball and then just grab it and lay down and chew on it. When he has to pee there is no looking around to find a fun spot. He will be walking along and without skipping a beat stop pee and then continue on. He freaks out when I try to put him in his crate and he barks loud and constant that I just have to let him out. At night I have him sleeping in bed with me and to give him credit he does wake me up to take him out and has never pee'd my bed. What I am wondering is am I expecting too much or is it a gender thing and he will just take longer to get his hampster on the wheel or do I need to be concerned? Lola my first is my constant companion and best friend and I am really wanting to be able to have this kind of relationship with the new little guy but he is making it so hard.