Oooh I feel your struggle with the Puppy thing, we have 2 German Shepherds and one of them is a year old, and we had a heck of time with training. I love having a puppy but then there is all the messes! We are getting past most of that now. I am in AZ so on MST time. What kind of puppy did you get. I am going to visit a friend that has 4 English Mastif puppies that turn a year next month, and those are huge.