Hey all! I literally just made this account after being inspired by other people posting about their puppy blues. I honestly, just need people to talk to people who are in similar situations or have been in similar situations. Also, this is the first time in a week where I have gotten some time to myself to just sit down and be on the computer for fun
My name is Jackie and my husband and I recently bought a male english bulldog 4 month old puppy about a week ago. We named him Watson and he is seriously the cutest thing ever. He was not rescued and I know I'm going to get some judgment from that. I have never had a dog in my entire life let alone a puppy. I actually used to be allergic to dogs as a kid but grew out of them as an adult. Having a dog is something I have always wanted and i always envied my friends who had them. When my husband and I started talking about getting one it was very exciting to me and I was all for it. It was mainly his decision to buy this breed because he thinks they're adorable and funny (which they are.) Although I agreed with him, I was definitely aware of all the health problems they have prior to getting him. I can learn to live with this health problems though. It's mainly the puppy phase that he's in right now that's getting to me.
The main reason why I'm posting on here is because I feel ashamed and guilty for sometimes being annoyed by my pup. Sometimes I feel like I'm a horrible pet owner and have actually cried about it when i get so annoyed with him.
Prior to owning Watson I would come home from school, relax, do my thing, not worry about cleaning up messes, etc. Oh and did I mention that i have horrible OCD when it comes to cleanliness? yeah...i'm gonna have to get used to the messy bulldog personality as well. I think I'm just freaking out because my life kind of changed over night. My days are consisted with stopping him from chewing on things, taking him outside to go potty every 2-3 hours (We live upstairs in an apt. building and i have to carry him to go potty because he's too scared to go down them himself), trying my best to get him to learn his name, cleaning up any pee pee accidents, feeding him, making sure he's happy, etc. On top of doing this my husband is at work most of the time AND I have to study for finals. This past week I have missed so many classes because i have to be at home with Watson. I'm just stressing out so much and now i'm sure i'm coming down with a col
I love my new puppy soooo much and i am very grateful to own such a beautiful and sweet dog. He rarely barks and I have not witnessed him being aggressive once, but damn this is hard work. Any advice is welcome and just to talk in general!