I have had a lot of problems with Diesel. He is my first pup ever and of course I would have issues. Who doesn't ? And yes it is a good time for me to have a dog, I'm only in school about 5 hours a day. I have always wanted a dog and I love Diesel. I talked to my obedience trainer about him bothering the cat and she gave me some advice that is working. I have only had him for 2 months. He coming along very well and both sean and I are getting attached to the little brat. lol.
Hang in there, DieselBrown! I think one's first pup is very much like having a toddler around. I've always had cats and my first dog was such an eye opener! There were many days I truly regretted getting a dog, but now I can't imagine being without one. It will get better.