If you have ever raised a dog from a puppy or currently have a puppy you will be able to relate with just about everything I am currently going through with my puppy. I got my puppy at the age of 2 months and he is now 6 months old. He is a Labrador/Collie mix and has an unlimited amount of energy. Having a puppy is fun and treacherous at the same time. The potty training was pretty simple as to the fact that he quickly picked up on the fact that he is not to relieve himself while inside after about 2 days. Though he would sometimes act as if he can’t wait and would relieve himself inside the house. He also likes to test me a lot. He will snatch socks, pause to look at me and the minute I will walk towards him he will jet off as if this is a game and we are playing tag. His adventurous trait also gets him into trouble a lot because he will go somewhere he knows he’s not supposed to be but he can’t help himself. Such as continuously run upstairs knowing my mom does not like him being up there. Though the biggest problem I’ve had with my puppy after 4 months of in house training is teaching him the difference between play time and chill time. He wants to play all the time and all day long if he’s not sleep. This is partly my fault because I have spoiled him with a countless amount of different types of toys and treats that once he’s tired of one toy, he gets another one and brings it to me and wants to play again. The only downtime with him is when he’s sleep or chewing on a rawhide bone which he loves. I love my dog but there are times when he really pushes my patience to the point where I want to scold him such as continuously jumping on my bed to wake me up at 7 am because he needs to relieve himself. Or like right now where he is trying to lick my face and chill on my lap with his 2 front paws looking at my laptop as I type this post. Even with all that I put up with he is a lot of fun and teaches me a great deal of patience. I’ve been saying for years I believe that everyone should have a dog in their life, especially while they are young growing up. But what do I know for CheezeKnowsNothing.
Patience & Puppies