Yes! We just started this last night and it seems to working. We had tried loud clapping and doing a growl noise (which was honestly just hilarious) and neither worked. I was definitely skeptical so I’m glad to hear you recommend it!
It’s been a little over one week since we brought Webster home. It’s was the longest and fastest week of my life. It’s amazing that in such a short amount of time a new pet can work his way into your heart so deeply.
I’m finally feeling like we kind of know what we’re doing. Though, everyday I still ask Ben, “do you think we’re doing this right?” or “are we totally screwing him up?” and have been Googling everything puppy/dog related.
We’re also starting to get some of our lives back. I should say I’m starting to get some of my life back. This experience has taught me that I don’t do so well when my routine is completely interrupted. Aside from being more tired than usual, Ben is rolling with it.
I’m trying not to get overwhelmed with the million things we have to teach him. Thankfully, house training has gotten a lot better (thanks to Lia for sharing a great pdf on that subject) and I know that’s HUGE. But the biting everything and jumping on everything is starting to get exhausting. And I’m going to get him to love his crate if it kills me.
Also, he’s already growing so fast. It’s unreal.
Just call me Olivia. 🍷
Remember that “Classroom to Career” panel I did at my my alma mater back in October? You don’t, that’s fine. I kind of forgot about it, too.
They just put the videos on their website. That’s the screen grab from the video of my talk/speech/nervous mumbling. I can’t bring myself to watch it but I’m pretty sure at this moment I was saying that Oprah was a big woman and it had come out totally wrong. I meant her presence and personality not the size of her body.
As a former magazine staffer, I found Hannah’s entire storyline in the latest episode of Girls extremely inaccurate. Like, 100% inaccurate. I could make a list of everything but that would probably be just as annoying as I found this episode.
Homemade Cheeseburger Macaroni
Guys, this is legit. Basically Hamburger Helper. But better.
15 Important Truths Dog Owners Must Never Forget. The Last One Brought Me To Tears… | Distractify -
Yup. Last one. Sobbing.
Always crying about dogs
Because I obviously haven’t had enough dog related tears today.
…because I’m too tired for anything else
- Took a super last-minute personal day because Webster is so not cool with being alone
- I know, I know, we probably should have anticipated this better but idk
- We haven’t left him home alone yet and I was just about to leave when I realized I’ve been so worried about him eating and going to the bathroom that I forgot that I should probably be doing those things
- I feel like my life has completely fallen apart - the house is a mess, I haven’t opened the mail, didn’t go grocery shopping
- also, thank GOD Ben never agreed to a dog while we were living in an apartment