Wade’s passing 6 months now, coming up on 7. This stage in a puppy’s life is known as the “I’d like to kill you” phase, (technically referred to as adolescence.) At around 6 months, puppies begin to realize that they are independent beings, and that they could possibly make it on their own without you.
This sense of, “I can do whatever I want, I don’t need your help,” can be one of the most frustrating parts of puppy ownership.
Just remember, it’s all a part of puppy development.
They’re not going to have that sense of independence forever. If you really did leave them to their own devices, they’d be in bad shape. They’ll soon realize it and come to their senses.
The night is darkest just before the dawn… Or something.
9-11 months is the ‘terrible two’s’ of puppy ownership. After that, it gets easier.