Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Time Management ...
This whole having, and (attempts at) training, a puppy thing is all-consuming. Tim and I are alternating waking up early so Henry has time out of the crate before we head off to work (and also because we're not sure how long he can hold his pee overnight - we don't hear him whine, we just set our alarms).
So, basically our day goes like this:
6:00am: One of us wakes up and let's the pup out. Feed him. While he's eating run upstairs to feed the cat - don't dilly dally or he'll start chewing something he shouldn't. Take him out again. Play. Make the Cesar Millan "tssssst" noise to correct him when he bites about 25 times. Also try to eat breakfast without letting him eat the couch.
7:00am: Switch! Whoever woke up second is now showered and takes over. Play Time.
8:00am: Put Henry out one more time, give him a treat and put him in the crate.
12:30pm: Either my bff, Tim's sister, or Tim's dad stops by to let him out and play with him (yes, every day of the week. our friends/family are the best.)
5:45pm-6:00pm: Tim gets home. Lets Henry out and feeds him. Play time.
6:30-6:45pm: I arrive home. One of us works out while the other takes Henry on a walk.
7:30pm: Switch! Whoever worked out first now makes dinner, while the other person works out. (sidenote: Tim works out four days a week, I am lucky if I do three).
8:30pm: Eat dinner...alternating jumping up to correct the dog.
9:00pm: Do dishes. Take turns showering.
9:30-11pm: Play time. More nipping/chewing.
11pm-12am: Put him out and then in his crate for the night.
I feel like I am being a super wuss about our schedule, but I think it's mostly the biting that's getting to me. Clearly my energy is not calm or assertive. Thanks for nothing, Cesar. Henry has a ton of chew toys, and Friday the "Chilly" Bone arrives. A friend of mine suggested we try that, it's a canvas bone that you freeze. Here's hoping it helps. Teething is exhausting!
Good thing he's so damn cute. I love him a lot, I just can't wait until he's out of this teething stage! Please someone (ANYONE!) tell me it'll be over soon! :)