We've Reached the Turning Point! (anyone else get angry/frustrated w/puppy?)
Gabe is 9 months old now, and has lived with me for the past 7 months.
He is my first GSD, my first large dog, and the first dog that I have owned (i.e. not my mother's dog).
The first couple weeks, he was so cute I could just eat him up.
The next several months, I spent on the edge of tears, wondering how I could have gotten so in over my head.
From about six months on, I got used to him. We fell into a routine, and it was...okay.
I didn't realize until now how I had just gotten used to being annoyed/frustrated with him. I loved him, but he was a constant pest.
Now, we've finally reached the point where I actually ENJOY him. I didn't even know I was waiting for anything, but now that it's happened, I feel so relieved. It seems like he's finally learned to behave and what I expect of him. I am so happy, and, it seems to me, he's much happier too.
Also, is this just me? Has anyone else had a similar experience with puppies, or am I just awful for not liking my puppy as much when he was younger?
Gable: Black and Red GSD: 03/02/2012 -08/06/2018
Suki: Russian Blue: 03/02/2013 -
Sully: Tri-Color Collie: 04/22/2016 -
Magnus: GSD Mix: 07/23/2016 -
Last edited by MaggieRoseLee; 12-10-2012 at 01:25 PM.