Hi everyone, we are a couple in Yorkshire in the UK and 2 weeks ago we brought home our vizsla puppy boy at 8 weeks. We knew it would be hard but not like this. When does it get easier? Do they calm a little at 12 weeks? He can go walking outside at that point so I'm desperately hoping so. We researched the breed a lot and knew to expect a clingy dog needing lots of exercise and mental stimulation but I wasn't prepared for how hard a young puppy would be. My partner said it is much harder than raising a baby. The main problems we're having are constant lunging up and biting rather than playing with toys, we can't eat a meal with him around. We are trying distraction with toys and treats, bitter apple spray, he doesn't seem to want to learn "down" or "leave". Trying to get him ok with the cats but guess that one may just take time. Then there's the crate training. He'll sleep in his crate by our bed all night, which is amazing, but won't be closed in one during the day at all without going absolutely mental. We tried closing him away where it's dark and quiet, we tried keeping it in the living room so he could see us, he will choose to go lie on it but hates being closed in, whether it's 2 minutes or 30 minutes or longer. How long did it take to crate train, which method, how long should we put him in to cry?! Toilet training is going ok. It's just the biting, lunging and crate that is currently causing me to really regret this and wonder when it will stay to get a little easier and if he'll learn these things.