06-23-2015, 09:12 AM
Join Date: May 2015
Location: North Dakota
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Im on the same boat! I have an 8 week old corgi pup that I got a few days ago. This was taken with careful planning but nothing really prepares you for this. I wouldn't 100% say that I have puppy ppd. But I am overwhlemed!
Like you, he is almost perfect. Other than the occasional puppy antics that frustrates me (puppy nipping and sneaking deep into the bush to chew and eat and dig whatever is down there and eating bird poopy) but I am patient with him nonetheless.
I think it's the work that comes with it. Other than I have to wake up at midnight and 3am, I have to train him to associate new things with positivity, take him to walks (which he hates so that's more work), and train him obedience. Heck, I have a 12 hour youtube video that plays different kinds of dogs barking while I work to get him used to it while I used to play my relaxing music as I worked back then. It's the change that comes with it I think.
He is a lot of work. People have told me the more time I put into him while he's young, the more it'll pay off in the future. My husband helps but I still do about 90% of everything. So it's extremely tiring. I work, and go to school (all online) and do puppy stuff and the occasional house stuff.
I tell my husband that I wish our puppy was old already so I can teach him more stuff. But he says when he is old, Id miss the cute puppy days. I dunno.