Jack hasn't won an argument in days. His Dean at school has ordered him to cook a dinner; Furley won't pay for the paint he used in the kitchen and the girls have picked out wallpaper for the bathroom. He gets help in the form of "assertiveness training." He returns a changed man and Janet wonders what she did by recommending the doctor. Jack is walking around the apartment barking and not being reasonable. When Furley comes down still insisting that he's not going to pay for the paint, a "barking" contest arises until he and Jack realize how silly they've been; especially after Jack learns that Furley, too, had taken the assertiveness training course! Jack recognizes that he should just be himself and not let people push him around.