Doable vs. Realistically Doable

Let’s face it, adopting a dog is one of the greatest thrills we humans can experience. Having a dog, especially a puppy, run up with tail-wagging excitement, climb into our arms and squirm with joy…well, there’s nothing better. 

Usually within a month or so, it’s as if he or she says, “OK, now that we’re all familiar with each other, let me introduce you to who I REALLY am.”  The honeymoon is over, and reality sets in. 

Your new arrival might start barking, jumping, chewing, door dashing, stealing, pulling on the leash, chasing the cat, incessantly bothering the incumbent dog(s) and so on. The good news is, the vast majority of these dogs simpl