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I feel a lot better about Stella
I felt like we had picked out a super strong will high maintenance naughty puppy at first!! I also felt like I was a bad person for not being immediately bonded to her and for feeling like this was all too much and even regretting getting her! But I have been doing a lot of research and it turns out all of this is very normal for new puppy owners, and that things do get better, and many things I were worried were dangerous or bad traits unique to her are actually just normal puppy behaviors that can be trained or grown out of. Whew!
I’m feeling like I am finally getting a handle on handling my doggy! And I can tell she is settling into routine as well. The trickiest part is coordinating with family members in caring for her and keeping her training consistent. I am thinking of making a rules chart to put on the fridge to help everyone respond to unwanted behaviors in the same way.
Another successful day down with her. She is 11 weeks old in 10 mins. Nearly 3 months!! How has time gone by so fast?!