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So, I've never been a dog person. I grew up with cats and reptiles pretty much my whole life and I've never particularly liked dogs due to their noise, neediness, and having to train them. My husband however is a big dog lover and grew up with dogs. We have been together for 5 years and he finally convince me to get a puppy. We went to several shelters and ended up getting a 4 month old mountain cur mix named Duke a few months ago. I just...I don't like dogs and I'm having a lot of trouble getting attached to him, and dealing with being his primary caregiver since I'm unemployed due to covid. He's a sweet dog, relatively well behaved, trains fairly easily and is very smart, but we just don't click. I care about him but I don't love him but my husband absolutely loves him. I take amazing care of him, with bathing/grooming, treats, playtime, food, playing outside, training, ect, but having not grown up with dogs, I don't know how to be a dog owner. Any tips on how to bond with him and develop a better relationship with my dog?