But I've gone and done it.
I've fallen in love with a puppy.
Odie is his name. You may remember this post when we picked him out at just a few days old. We've been anxiously awaiting his arrival and are so glad to finally have him home!
It must be the poodle in him, because he's a smart dog. He sleeps all night in his kennel and doesn't even pee or poop in it! Yes, he has had a few accidents in the house, but he's actually pretty good about going outside. I may be completely jinxing myself, but I don't think he'll be too difficult to train. (Please don't make me eat my words!)
Our biggest problem with him is that he likes to nip. I realize most puppies do this when they play, but it really bothers Millie and we don't want him biting at everyone. When he bites us we say "no" in a stern voice and ignore him. Or when he's nipping at the kids I say "no" and push his face away to make him stop. But I would love any suggestions from fellow dog-owners!
For some cute footage of our pouncing little puppy, check out this video.