A new puppy is always good news, but raising one is hard work. All dog owners have been there and are sure to relate to these 8 things!

1. There will be messes

There will be poop, pee, destroyed toys, ripped papers, stolen clothing, and spills galore.

2. You will lose sleep

Puppies sleep every few hours, but while they are awake they are extremely active. It is not uncommon to be awake at 2:30 a.m. because your new fur baby needs to burn off some energy.

3. The puppy will grow like crazy

Sooner rather than later, you will start to struggle to pick him or her up.

4. Training can last a lot longer (or shorter) than you think

Puppies all learn at their own pace, and while yours may learn to give paws the first day you try, getting him or her to lie down may be an entirely different story.

5. Puppies tend to end up places they aren't supposed to

Any method of restraining them will not last long, especially if they are good at climbing.

6. You will forget everything

When you're home with a new puppy and on a schedule, every day starts to feel the same and you will probably forget what day of the week it is.

7. You will be exhausted

Between the lack of sleep and the crazy amounts of puppy energy, you will be exhausted.

8. They are so god damn cute, you don't even care

Puppyhood is fleeting, enjoy it while it lasts.