General anxiety as a first time dog owner

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This might be a bit stream of consciousness-like but bear with me.

So my pup is about 16 weeks old and he generally is such a good boy. He has his moments but he's toilet trained and will respond to most commands (sit, stay etc). He also sleeps in bed with me now (no accidents) and I just absolutely adore him.

But I can be prone to pretty bad anxiety, I'm a constant over thinker and I worry about most things in general. Then he occasionally ignores me when I call or he doesn't sit on command and it's like I'm worried that I'm teaching him all the bad habits. Or if he goes for walks and doesn't behave like he should even though he's only been out walking for like 2 weeks and I start wondering what I've done wrong and how I can fix him. So I look into obedience lessons and google the shit out of everything which only then furthers my worry that I'm not doing any of it right.

But then he sits his head on my foot or snuggles up to me or looks at me like I'm the only person in the world and I don't know. I guess I just don't want to fail him. I want to be the best pawrent I can be and I want him to be the best dog he can be but it's like I just put too much pressure on myself sometimes and that then extends to him. I just need to relax and know that I'm doing the best I can and he is the best little pup I could ask for, even when it sometimes gets hard.

I don't really know what I'm getting at, but does anyone else ever feel the same?

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