6 months ago when I first got Sophie she was my first puppy. I was also also newly single, in a new town far away from family in the middle of a pandemic. I was so exhausted, hopeless, confused, frustrated, and bloody from being bitten. The books I read had glorified puppyhood in my mind, but it was hard. Very hard. This forum helped me SO much! I stuck it out and everything everyone told me, came true. At 4 months, Sophie started biting much less. At 5 months old, her teeth started to fall out and by 6 months were all out and she stopped biting altogether. I mean ZERO bites. Her training also started to stick a bit more.she got comfortable going on car rides with me. Walking her isn’t a nightmare anymore, we both enjoy it. She knows when I’m upset at her now without having to give her a time out. I treat her with kindness only because I’m not frustrated and exhausted anymore. Life got happier. I went from having a burden, to having a best friend furball. She’s sweet, everyone she meets loves her, and I get comments that she’s super smart from trainers. She’s not perfect, she’s still got lots to learn, some bad habits to break, but every week is better and better. So if you are a new puppy owner and struggling…be patient. Read the posts in here. Ask for help. Get training or if you can’t afford it, watch videos. And don’t give up. Be consistent and you’ll get through it. Sophie and I are proof, trust me!