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It’s so hard to read a new puppy and get to know all of his signals! I agree to get an outside perspective from a trainer. It sounds like you have realistic expectations and a good plan in place, and you are pretty perceptive. I bet a trainer will be able to help you make the tweaks you need. And if there is something more going on, a trainer will be able to tell you much more quickly and help you formulate a plan than trying to wait it out and guess on your own. I wasn’t planning on working with a trainer but our puppy has separation issues so I sought out help. I would have loved to really work with someone more regularly, but what worked out for us was a couple of sessions to get us on the right track. Even though it was expensive, in the context of all of the new puppy expenses it wasn’t that much more money, and it was really helpful.