I want to take a moment to talk about how much work goes into raising a puppy. This photo, yep, adorable. Straight after, she lunged at my foot thinking it was a chew toy. Thatâs the reality. I love my girl, with all my heart, but itâs not easy raising a pup, especially if you want a well mannered, obedient dog. Early mornings, late nights, training sessions, teeth and claws, money, patience, commitment and perseverance = the joys of raising a pup. Itâs not a walk in the park, itâs not a decision you make overnight, itâs not âeasy.â Itâs adopting a new family member, itâs a commitment for the next 10-15 years OF YOUR LIFE. I love the support I get for Kya from everyone, but to those that see these cute Instagram puppies, just remember, thatâs not reality. That was a brief moment with a camera on hand at the right time. Ask any committed dog or puppy owner, they will all tell you the same thing. Just donât make your decision on getting a puppy lightly, your whole life will change, and your dog will be a complete reflection of you.