This is just a copy/paste from my intro thread: Hello all, My name is Frank and currently I am housing a Labrador Pit Bull mix for a friend who can't have him in her apartment. Besides a couple fish and a guinea pig, I got my first "real" pet this past summer. A baby tuxedo cat. He lives at home with my mom while I'm at school. I cared for him all summer and he is a fun, energetic and lovable kitten at almost 5 months right now. I recently moved into the Fraternity house in college where I've lived for the past year and a friend asked me about housing her puppy. It's a weird situation regarding why she'd get one without a home for it but I have the room and time for it, plus I've always wanted a dog so I agreed. I live in a decent sized bedroom with a 4 story house that has plenty of yard space as well as an indoor room used for meetings large enough for indoor exercise. The puppy's name is Elliot and he is now 7 weeks old. He was born with worms and already has his 1st dewormer. Right now his crate is in my room and he sleeps there and is in there when I'm out and will be in there when I'm in class. Now that the intro is out of the way, a few questions: Should I ask the following in the dog chat section or will I get answers here? 1. I know nothing of raising dogs, having just raised my kitty this summer but I want to train it well and ensure he gets everything he needs while he's with me. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should do differently given my unique housing situation? 2. He is going to be (and already is) a very social pup. We have 25 guys living in the house and people come and go non stop, especially with parties as you can imagine. 3. How should I handle the worm situation? I've been told to tell people to wash their hands after he licks them and not to let him lick their mouth. I found this weird since my kitten was also born with worms (as I was told they all were) and no one ever said anything about them being transferred. Should I keep advising people about the worms or is it ok? I read that he shouldn't lick or play with young children or other dogs until he's better (which I've been doing). 4. POTTY TRAINING. Everyone's favorite. I take him outside pretty often and he normally pees/poops outside which I then praise him for, sometimes giving a treat in return. There have been a few instances of him peeing/ pooping in the house. -He peed in my room his first night here. -He peed in his crate where he sleeps twice in the past 4 days. I only notice when I wake up to feed him. -He's peed in the hallways of the house on our way to go potty outside. -He's peed and pooped in someone else's room once. He really doesn't show any signs of wanting to go to the bathroom. He might whine in his sleep but I've never heard him. Am I doing something wrong or is it just a puppy thing? 5. How much should I be feeding him with the worms? The vet said he is underweight for his age because of the worms. The owner told me to give him a quarter cup of food 3 times a day, but she then said to give a little more because of the worms. 6. He is entering his teething stage. He bites everything as all dogs do I assume. I tell him sternly NO BITING and give him a chew toy instead. Lately, it's becoming more random so I've been hold his head down, looking him in the eyes and sternly saying no biting. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a better way to control this behavior while he's still young? 7. Everyone says that he is going to love me and probably prefer me over the original owner. I'm not sure of that yet because whenever she comes over he knows who she is above everyone else in this house and he's spent a couple nights over at her place. How can I make sure that I stay an authoritative figure as well as give her tips on how she can be large and in charge? I love this dog and will be sad when he leaves but I know it is her dog and she needs to be the main figurehead. All in all, he is the cutest puppy and although it sounds awful, I love him just about as much as I love my kitten, maybe even more. I'm just not used to the amount of attention I get from him, it's really rewarding for him to show so much love. So for now, I'm scouring the internet for advice on dog care in general as well as for the breed and I hope you guys can help me out with some more specific stuff. Sorry for all the text but I feel I had a lot to go over/ explain. Thanks in advance for all the advice.