I love my dog, I really do... but.... I have a lot of issues. He's a full bred lab, just over two years old and we've had him since he was a puppy. He is a good dog, very energetic. He is inside/outside and sleeps in a crate in the house at night. I have FOUR kids, they are my first priority so I don't spend much time with the dog. My dh loves him and plays with him every day. I have so much to do during the day that I don't have much time to play with him. The kids go out and play with him but they are still small and he is so big and doesn't know his own strength so I have to be right there just in case (he's not aggressive at all just very energetic, just his wagging tail can really hurt). He is not trained well enough for me to walk him on my own or with the kids, dh walks him but only about once a week if that. The dog hair in my house drives me insane, it's EVERYWHERE no matter how much I clean up. He doesn't chew as much anymore but I cannot leave any of the kids toys outside or they will be history. I want to get a trampoline but he will think that's a chew toy also and that frustrates me. His pee leaves dead spots all over the lawn, he poops all over the lawn and in my vegetable garden. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: And even though we pick up the poop regularly I worry about the germs left behind and feel like I can't let the baby crawl on the lawn. I feel guilty that we don't have the time to give him all the attention he needs. Both dh and I know we got a dog way to early and should have waited until the kids were older but dh says there is nothing we can do about it now, he is our dog. Dh gets mad at me and feels like all I ever do is complain about the dog. I want to keep him, I do love him.... I know the issues I have are just my own issues, not the dogs fault. Anyone have any suggestions to help me deal better????