The rambunctious pups also found their way into a box of leashes, collars, and other things, tipped it over, and proceeded to use the contents in various destructive ways, including in tug of war matches and as chew toys.
"Having a puppy is like having a toddler," Dr. Flores tells me. "And having eight of them is like having eight toddlers!" Dogs tend to retain their puppy-like qualities on average until around 18 months. "You need to have a lot of patience," Dr. Flores says.
Bringing home a puppy is fun and adorable, but is also a lot of responsibility.
They are high maintenance, needing plenty of exercise and playtime, diligent training, and a whole lot of attention! Your home needs to be "puppy-proofed," which means keeping the things you care about, and the things that could harm puppy, out of reach.