Technically, I should have started counting days all over again, to report Puppy's progress with no tantrums or meltdowns; and I had. But as the days passed, I felt as if the hype surrounding the holidays has also triggered a button like an on/off switch within Puppy to cause him to be easily bothered, anxious, tired, and probably confused. So although he hasn’t had a full tantrum, there’s been talking back, slapping hands on a table or wall, you know, just to get my attention. I just didn’t think that I could count those days, and it was happening often, too. So I’ll see what else I can think up. Need to find a way to measure progress and praise him for it. Does anyone have any ideas?