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To be less OCD

I think I need to become less OCD. With puppy coming soon and then may be child after that I should try to be less anal. Will need to not worry about puppy pee, poo, messing up shoes, furniture etc etc. Will need to forget about exploding diapers, up chucks on the floor, and toys and stuff all over the house.
I lived with 2 other guys for over 10 years. The value of our furnitures combined were under $200. House was messy but I didnít care knowing if we clean it up it will become a mess again in a few hours. I moved into my home 3 years ago and tossed all the old furnitures. The house is furnished and most of the time in tidy condition. Now that I am married my wife make fun of me because I am so particular as to putting things back to where they belong. Middle of dinner I sometimes get up and wipe the kitchen counter, mop the floor, do dishes etc.
My point is with puppy and child coming (not prego yet) I should train myself to not sweat the small stuff. 

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Absolutely! Half the battle....

Potty training with lots of treats for going in the right place. But, you have to be very attentive, and I also found that placing food kibble bits in areas that you don't want them to go potty in really seemed to work.

You can't get mad at them because they're so cute anyway!

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Yep, that's the right mind set. Getting angry or upset doesn't help anyway. I have two teenage daughters, two dogs and two cats so I pick my battles carefully.

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I agree, you have to chill a little.

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Her favorite things to destroy were toilet paper, Kleenex, and chew on underwear. Never touched wires or furniture...I gave her lots of chew sticks, and still do.

Jen, I was going to say pick your battles too. :-)

Dogs gotta bark sometimes, but the more I tried to stop her, the more upset she got and barked back at me. Funny!

These dogs are smart, and will try to please.

Babies...Yeah, I walked around with a cloth diaper on my shoulder for 9 months! Having kids of any kind is messy business! lol

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I agree. The OCD has to go. Life as you know it now, will definitely not be. I'm a bit OCD too, so I know the feeling. Old habits are hard to break. Start training now. Just try to let it go and enjoy!

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Let go and enjoy or go crazy because puppies and kiddos don't fit and orderly lifestyle! One of life's greatest lesson's we get from our dogs and our kids is taking real pleasure in life's simple things and letting go of so much that doesn't really matter!

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Obsessing over things doesn't help, and you DO have to relax and accept that life will change… in some ways for the worse, in most ways for the absolutely delightful. That said, you don't have to live in a pig sty to have a dog OR kids… and the more picked up and uncluttered your home is, the less there is for the puppy or small human "animal" to get into. (easier to keep clean, too! )

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I think I became MORE oc after getting my Hav. I would have never imagined that I would bathe a dog every 7-10 days or be an "expert" on dog shampoo and combs. And I wanted a non shedding dog because I was so compulsive about dog hair on the furniture! The laugh is on me!

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