And since I'm probably boring you all to death with my daily back update here is a video I think you will all enjoy of Jackal being destructive. ;)
I tricked you didn't I? He actually went and found this empty toilet paper roll (I guess I missed the trash can when I changed the roll lol) and decided to destroy it. I let him play with them as a puppy so that's probably why he thought it was okay (which it is). As a puppy there was only three things (a fan cord, a camera cord and the wooden knob on my entertainment center) he destroyed during his teething phase so I always counted myself lucky. :)
As for Storm's silly expressions I think she dislikes the camera because she doesn't like being stared at. When I was younger and reading everything I could on dog training I read that direct eye contact with a dog can be threatening. Other articles at that time said you should never look away first or you would be the submissive one (this was back in the day when dog training was all about dominating). So whenever Storm would look me in the eyes I would stare at her until she looked away. That's why she does what she does in the video. She's not upset or anything she was just taught not to stare.
With Jackal I did everything differently because by then I'd learned that eye contact can be either dominating or a confidence builder depending on how you use it. I trained Jackal using eye contact as a way to get him to focus and also a way to reassure him. :) I much prefer having a dog that will look me in the face than one that avoids eye contact, but it is cute how Storm glances up at the camera. :)
Here are some pictures for those of you who can't see videos.
My husband used the magic phrase "Do you want a bite?" to get her to look at the camera for this shot.