We were told she was 1.5 yrs old, house trained, and crate trained. She was none of these. She is all all puppy which means she has to pee every hour, cries when we leave for the day, and worst of all, she is an emotional eater. Yep. Shoes, boxes of tissue, toys, cups, pencils, TWO crucifixes, and even a mattress pad. Maybe the "oh even" should be the entire pill case she ate that was full of vitamin c and probiotics. My husband lost 6 rounds of "rock, paper, scissors" and got the first midnight walk and said the sounds that were made when the full effect of the probiotics hit would give him nightmares for weeks....
Basically our 2 dog wrecking crew devours anything they can manage to get their paws on...a brief moment of silence for the Millennium Falcon Blue tooth Speaker which will never quite be the same.
What seems to be helping us through puppydum? Kongs are now a necessity. Stuffed and frozen on a nightly basis, they seem to give both of our creatures some excitement.
Immediate responses to potty requests (1 of the adults is better than the other on this) and a last time out at midnight and a first time out at 630a seems to have stopped a lot of the potty accidents though she isnt all the way there.
We also have to rind ourselves that she is still very much a puppy and #TheMinion is the best of the best of dogs and her situation isn't the same as his situation.
Am I am anthropomorphizing her? Yep because nothing makes her happy than sleeping with Hanabert and playing with him. That is why we can work through her behavioral shortcomings. Because....look.