Draco is 7 weeks old and he cries a lot we give him the right amount of attention and outside time but when it’s time to come in the house he just sits in the grass or will bite and nip at us when we bring him in. He is very over dramatic when told to do something he doesn’t want to do. Also during play time he bites hard and doesn’t know when to stop when told. I have tried the yelp and stop playing for a second then going back in but it doesn’t work. He tries to use my fingers as tug of war toys, when I got him a lot of toys to play with.
(HE IS A GERMAN SHEPARD ROTTWEILER MIX)
Hello Brandon, Check out the Bite inhibition method from the article linked below. Know it's going to take a couple of weeks for pup to start to have enough control to respond, but it's still important to continue the training because it can pay off in huge ways with ongoing work. Bit Inhibition method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bite While using the bite Inhibition method, also start teaching the Leave It method from the article linked above. It will take pup a bit to learn leave it, so use the bite inhibition method starting today but work toward leave it. Leave It can help pup learn not to bite completely. If you have any friends with young puppies, invite them over often and let the puppies play. Pups learn bite inhibition most from interacting with other puppies. Either way, as soon as pup is old enough enroll in a puppy play group or class that has time for moderated off-leash play with other puppies. No class will be perfect but check out the article linked below for what to look for in a class, and tips on timing and safety. https://www.petful.com/behaviors/puppy-classes-when-to-start/ Finally, practice handling with pup. Use puppy's dog food and gently touch an area of pup's body like an ear and give a little food. Touch a paw - give food, touch muzzle - give food, touch tail - give food, touch collar - give food, touch belly - give food, ect...Practice this daily to teach tolerance of handling and provide gentle stimulation. Pup can be fed a meal this way each day that you are able. Continue doing this regularly throughout the first 6 months. Continue is periodically for at least 18 months. For the noise, work on teaching the Quiet method and begin rewarding pup for not whining or barking at times when pup normally would. Also, read the Desensitization method from the article linked below. Some puppies are naturally more vocal than others, so need more assistance in that area. https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bark Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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What can I do .she's not going potty outside ever ALWAYS INIDE MY HOUSE
Hello Betty, First, you need to stop the accidents. She needs to be very strictly crate trained. Old and new accident spots need to be cleaned with a cleaner that contains enzymes to remove the smell better (enzymes remove the smell enough for a dog's sensitive nose - even bleach won't). She needs to be rewarded for going potty outside - when she finally does, and she needs to be attached to you with a six or eight foot leash AFTER she goes potty outside, while free in your home until time to put her back in the crate again. After several months of going potty inside, your schedule and potty training routine for her needs to be very strict for at least four months. It will be work but remember that being strict now can save you years of accidents later - which is much harder than a few months of regiment now. Check out the Crate Training article linked below. Do not put anything absorbent in the crate with her. Check out www.primopads.com for non-absorbent dog beds. Also, make sure the crate is not too large. When you are not home she can be in the crate for 5-6 hours and should be able to hold it for that long if she went potty outside right before. When you are home, take her outside more often though to speed up potty training. You can experiment a bit with how much freedom to give her and how often to take her potty since she is an older puppy. Start with taking her every hour. If she does well, you can try every 1.5 or 2 hours, but if she has accidents again when you increase the time go back to 1 hour. For freedom outside of the crate, give her between 1-2 hours of supervised freedom (no more) and if she still has accidents decrease that to only 45 minutes of supervised freedom, before returning her to the crate. At night when she is crated she should be able to hold it overnight or only need one potty break. After she gets used to holding it for a couple of hours during the day and gets familiar with the crate she will probably start sleeping through the night in the crate without an accident. She needs to be taken out as soon as she wakes up though. If she does need to go potty during the night, take her on a leash, don't play with her, don't feed her, don't give treats, don't get her excited, and don't let her off leash. Keep it super boring and sleepy. After she goes potty outside, take her right back inside and put her back into the crate - you don't want her to have any reason besides needing to really pee to wake up at night. Ignore any crying - expect up to a week of crying. Stay firm about not letting her out when you know she doesn't need anything. If you give in and let her out when she doesn't have to go potty she will cry for longer and you really need to be able to crate her for potty training to work at this point. Crate Training method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-german-shepherd-puppy-to-poop-outside Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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I just adopted Max he is supposed to be 1 years old. I need to know how to train him with his age and how to stop him from destroying everything in my house.
Hello Heaven, How to train him depends on his current level of training and what behaviors he has more than his age unless the issue is socialization. If he doesn't have any training, then start with basic house manners and basic obedience. Look into lure-reward training for basic obedience commands, and teach things like sit, Down, Come, Stay, name recognition, Heel, and Place. ww.Wagwalking.com/training has a lot of articles on teaching those individual commands. YouTube is also a good resource for learning how to teach basic commands if you can find a good trainer to follow, such as Ian Dunbar, Kikopup, Zach George, or James Penrith, among many others. For house manners, check out the articles linked below: Respect and listening: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-doberman-to-listen-to-you Place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omg5DVPWIWo Crate manners: https://thegooddog.net/training-videos/free-how-to-training-videos/learn-to-train-the-good-dog-way-the-crate/ Thresholds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-w28C2g68M Heel article - The turns method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel Heel Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTiKVc4ZZWo For the chewing, check out the articles linked below: Chewing: https://www.petful.com/behaviors/train-dog-not-to-chew/ Chewing also: https://wagwalking.com/training/not-chew-on-furniture Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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