We are closing in on 3 weeks with our darling Labradoodle, Mister. He is a happy little puppy full of life and love. The toddlers are adjusting to our new family member.
It’s been over 13 years since my husband and I have had a puppy. We forgot how wild and crazy these little dogs are. Funny enough – we thought the same thing about toddlers when our third child turned 18 months. “Oh crap, we forgot about this stage!” Over the last few weeks with our VERY FULL house, I have chuckled at how much toddlers and puppies are alike. Here are a few observations that anyone who had had a puppy and toddler will appreciate!
Here are 10 Ways Toddlers are Like Puppies:
Mess Makers 1 of 10Mister has torn threw a few stuffed animals and eaten a few toys. The boys, well they are just natural mess makers, like the one time they unwound dental floss and flossed the downstairs... yah, about that.
Will Not Follow Directions 2 of 10My toddler boys ignore me, and so does this dog! This kills me, especially when they both are outside running around, ignoring my calls to come in.
Treats 3 of 10What kid or puppy doesn't love treats? Unfortunately, the toddlers trying to share and fed our pup a little too much human food when sharing their treats
Potty Training 4 of 10Is it bad we are more focused on potty training the dog than our 2 year old?
Boundaries 5 of 10You set boundaries and they tear them down!
Co-Sleeping 6 of 10Both puppy and toddler want to sleep in bed, but neither gets how to sleep with another person!
Whining 7 of 10I wonder if since both puppy and toddler speak whinese if they can understand each other? Just a thought.
Teething 8 of 10Just like my little 17 month old Zeke, this puppy is teething. He chews and bites anything!
Affection 9 of 10Belly and head rubs are loved by both!
Naked 10 of 10Our boys would love to spend their days naked. Mister, hates when I dress him (yes, I am that type of person who dresses dogs) - imagine that!
Yes, it’s like we have 3 toddlers in the house now. Sigh… at least they are all cute.
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