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We got Max at 7 weeks old - he walked in like he owned the place, proceeded to do his business on the kitchen floor and that was one of the three times he had an accident till he was completely potty trained. I admit to setting a timer and taking him out every 15 minutes at first, but it worked, he was trained in a couple of weeks. The only time he ever chewed anything was when I thought he was sleeping and left him alone in the family room while I went off to the computer room. I came back to find happy puppy in the middle of a pile of what was once a pillow. Totally my fault again.
Is he an angel? Well, yeah, most of the time he is. He pulls like a freight train on leash, and he loves to jump on me, but he doesn't have a mean bone in his body and I wouldn't trade him for anything in this world.
Not every puppy goes through the teenage horrors, Max never did. He tested the rules once or twice, and still does, but I honestly think that as others have said, you decide what you can live with, and train for that behavior.