03-16-2015, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jac2014
Thanks. Feelings so much more
Positive now. He is a lovely boy, I just need to remember he is a puppy. And a teenage puppy too.
maybe I can train my kids at the same time?!
Thanks all, sorry for being such a stresser. Starting to think I might be a control freak!...
All of us with puppies have been there! It's enormously stressful, but you'll get through it. Getting input from other dog lovers that have gone through the same thing can relieve a lot of the stress.
Definitely involve the kids in the dog training if they're old enough! Brittanies are super motivated to learn and please their people. I was 10 when we got our Brittany. My parents were the ones who took him to obedience classes, but I ended up doing most of his training on my own. It was good for the dog to learn basic obedience, practice it with all members of the family, and I felt really good teaching the dog all of that stuff at a young age. It also helps the kids take some stake in the dog's care. Even if it's only 5 minutes of them teaching him "sit" and "down" it can be great for everyone!