I sure hope so guys! I am in the same boat as y'all and this is my first puppy. I don't think I was aware of just how much work they are either. We love our little Coal but somedays I am exhausted between him (he's 16 weeks now) and my son who will be 3 in April. The two of them together (without STRICT supervision) is a no no. Either Coal is jumping on my son and pinning him down or my son is grabbing Coal's feet or leaning on him. I am lucky to be able to be home with them both but some days they make me crazy. That said, I know the day will come when we have sweet well behaved dogs. Anyone care to tell us exactly WHEN we can expect that??