Jager has always been a very good puppy, but a BUSY puppy! I always needed to be sure he had something appropriate to chew, he was tethered to me while I cooked dinner, or he was in his pen (which he HATED and cried like a little baby for months and months--he just finally got over that about a month or two ago).
Once I started giving him a bit of freedom in the house I had to watch him like a hawk to be sure he wasn't peeing on the floor, chewing the carpet, getting into something (he loved toilet paper and anything from the trash cans, those are still up high on counters or under cupboards). I didn't watch an entire 30-minute TV show for at least 4 months, LOL. He either needed a correction or to go out to potty... speaking of that, he still isn't 100% potty trained, but he's much better now at 8 months. When he was little, I think it was a combination of having a small bladder and being so excited about playing and life that thinking about where to potty was not high on his list of priorities.
When he was teething, it was bitey-bitey all the time on our clothes and hands, so we constantly had to tell him no and give him something to chew, he just couldn't help himself!
He has always slept through the night in his crate without a peep, but when he was younger, he was ready to be up and out of his crate at 5:00 or 5:30--way too early for me! I was feeling a bit sleep deprived there for the first few months. Now, it's better and he doesn't make a sound until we are up.
I still have to watch him like a hawk because he is allowed to roam around the house now, but he has to stay in my sight at all times. If I'm in the living room and he starts to wander off I need to call him back. (He does come back, he is such a good boy.)
He is still busy, bouncy and full of energy. We are always plotting new ways to tired him out. He will fetch for hours, he can walk for miles, and still have energy to spare.
That said, he is such a great boy and I love him to death. The first four months were the hardest, and it's getting easier by the week now. And we didn't have him until 14 weeks old, so it could have been even harder with a really young pup. I will probably have a young puppy again because I love raising them from scratch that way, but not for a while!!!!
It you get a puppy I am going to live vicariously through you.