This is exactly why we got a dog. I have to remind myself frequently.
This morning I was training him to stay put. Or rather, I was trying to train him. After nearly an hour, I threw up my hands in frustration and gave up. I can’t decide if the dog is stupid or stubborn.
But… the kids love him and they have been really good about taking care of him, feeding and walking him, playing with him and even scooping poop. They now fully understand all those jokes about boy dogs, too. I guess, if they love him, it’s all worth it.