In the last few months, my in-laws got a new puppy. They have never had a puppy in their house, and while Reba is adorable, she is a handful.
My boys are not very helpful when it comes to training the puppy. Puppies and children are easily distracted, and when they get together, it's all about fun. Like my children, Reba doesn't like the word "no" all that much, and she has learned how to block it out. The kids and the dog really enjoy running around and getting into things.
On the bright side, as both the kids and the dog get older, they'll settle down. Of course, the dog will get there much faster than the boys!