Alex and I made a mistake with Tiki.
No, we don't regret getting her. In fact Alex is happy that he's finally getting to experience what "really" raising a puppy is like! I think he enjoys it much more than he thought he would after the bad experiences raising Eclipse and Eola!
In fact, she's doing great in almost all ways. Yeah, she's got some jumping up problems, and she's got a lot of energy, and I have to work with her on not biting my fingers off as she takes treats, and she's still not completely house-trained. Oh, that one! That's where our mistake was made!
October was unseasonably warm here. We don't have a dog door just yet but because it was so nice outside the back door was almost always open. Rather than reminding myself of Tiki's future I decided to take the easy way out and allow her access to the outside. If she could get outside, she'd potty outside. Big deal, right? Wrong! This cute little 11 week old puppy started flat out refusing to potty on leash! She's definitely got a mind of her own and she'd pee on leash for us but then she'd want to walk 10 feet away to poop! That won't work in public and it certainly won't work for somebody with mobility issues, so we decided to fix it and fast!