05-28-2013, 08:19 AM
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This thread has been so wonderful to read -- as others have already said, I could also have written so many of these posts verbatim. I've cried, felt like a failure, wondered what on earth I'd been thinking when I wanted to get a puppy, never realized (even having been through this before) how exhausting and frustrating pups can be, etc! It's a good reminder than Cobber's errant behavior, especially with regard to biting when he gets overexcited, is something puppies do.
He is already getting a teeny bit better each day, and I think I'm also doing better with him each day (learning how *not* to set him off). He occasionally still grabs my pants cuff or shoes, but now drops it right away when asked and sits for a treat. If he does it a second time, into the pen he goes with lots of his toys and chews to keep him busy.
I just wanted to echo the sentiments raised in this thread -- it's so wonderful to know I'm not alone in all this!!
For the record, I too had visions of a cuddly sweet puppy who would romp and play nicely then snuggle on my lap, and then turn instantly into a full-grown friendly companion dog who would go on hikes with me every day. Hahahahaha! Hopefully he will grow into that dog before I keel over.
Last edited by CobbersMom; 05-28-2013 at 08:21 AM.