Originally Posted by eiksaa
It's so hard to raise a puppy. Why does no one tell you that?!? I think they are so darn cute because that's the only way people would put up with their shenanigans.
I am realizing this only now because Gustave has started growing out of the puppy stage. He's not biting anymore. He sits still, sometimes even fall asleep as I brush him. He is potty trained. He can actually control himself now and not go crazy at every single thing. He walks nicely on leash. He doesn't stumble and flop around as he walks. And he listens.
All this makes me realize how hard it was when he was younger. I guess it also tells me things get easier as they get older. Most of all it makes me nostalgic already about his puppy phase. My baby's growing up but I am gonna miss his puppy ways and clumsiness.
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The first year is **** and expensive...but the hard work is so worth it. Raising them from a puppy puts in foundation for the rest of their life. It is a lot easier when they are older and acclimated.