Raising a puppy is always hard! It's even harder doing it on your own! I wish I had a partner to help me out, you're so lucky!
I LOVE the name Silas, that's actually my 2nd favorite name for a boy if I ever decide to reproduce.
I got my GSD when he was 11 weeks old and we only had 2 potty accidents and he was fully potty trained at 13 weeks of age. We got up half way through the night to potty until he was about 15 or 16 weeks old.
I got my Dalmatian puppy when he was 11 weeks old and we have had probably 6 potty accidents but he hasn't had a potty accident since he was 2 days shy of being 14 weeks, so fingers crossed that we are potty trained! We stopped waking up in the middle of the night to potty since he was 14 weeks old.
Puppies are like toddlers, they get into everything! You have to constantly watch them because if they are out of view, they are doing something they shouldn't be!
Sinister "The Prince of Darkness" 4 yr old black male GSD 3.11.09
Draco "Dakota's Unbreakable Vow" 5.5 mth old male Dalmatian 6.30.13
Cats: Chaos, Mayhem, Monster, Wicked