With geriatric animals needing extra attention and working full time, it’s hard to keep in mind that the 9 month old puppy still needs work. So what’s your excuse for bad behavior? We joke that Amelia’s name is “Naughty Amelia” but I have to own that and try to be a better dog parent. So don’t beat yourself up. Just own it, read this article (and others if needed) and try to make it better. That’s all we can do. Your dog will thank you for it in the end and your life will be way less stressful, but probably just as busy.