So brightness (the sun) is going to go up when you teach them a trick...not so much when you catch them pooping and put them on the paper. The thing about teaching a dog a trick is that you have to keep teaching it over and over in one stent of time until you give the bone to the dog for doing the trick right and after getting the bone the menu screen immediately exits out instead of giving you an option to do the trick again and after he just refuses to do the trick. Every couple of days you'll get to teach him a new trick and each trick learned raises the brightness bar up one. Being completely paper trained also raises a bar if I remember but he's not completely paper trained until he can go for a walk.
If the attention icon is on and you've tried food, water, petting, playing games, and combing try giving him a shot under the health bar. That may be why the attention icon is on and why his happiness etc...won't go above half.
I think the sleep bar empties just because he's awake...the bar to me seems to indicate if he's gotten enough sleep and once he has he wakes up and is refreshed and the bar empties.
Pretty sure you can't lower their weight...although taking them for a walk might do so (never paid attention to that).
Sometimes to raise happiness you need to pet the dog a lot and then play a mix of you win, he wins games remember though...you picked a dog with a specific personality and some of them are not as happy as others and etc...
Sorry...grammar is crappy but I'm trying to type this while watching a very active 11 month old chasing one of our kitties :s
Edited by WhiteClaw84, 17 February 2013 - 12:25 PM.