Kakashi puts the teens on a training task to take two bells from him, explaining if they can they will pass but if they can’t they will be sent back to the academy.
Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura are unable to take the bells from him, until Kakashi informs them to use “teamwork” which they should’ve used in the first place.
After the training, the teens are still unable to take the bells, despite using teamwork, but Kakashi passes them for using teamwork and for not abandoning each other.
Squad 7 is assign to missions that involve taking care of babies, cleaning houses and walking pets.
He was also the second newest member of Akatsuki at the time of Tobi's introduction.