Fortunately, you took care to select a pup from a breeder who believes in early socialization. You also visited the mother dog as she nursed her pups, and she was a sweetheart. So the stage is set, and the rest (as the saying goes) is up to you.
But HOW you teach the puppy to be obedient also matters. Older training methods relied on intimidating the dog so he did as asked out of fear of the consequences. However, this makes for a dog that is outwardly well-behaved but is conflicted or anxious internally. In turn, this is a recipe for the dog lashing out when he feels threatened.
The ideal option is to use reward based training methods, which encourage the dog to behave well through a combination of rewarding good behavior and giving him a rich variety of life experiences. The good news is when you do things right not only will the dog be obedient but he'll be closely bonded to you.
Having issues on walks she thinks she has to incite barking from the neighborhood dogs. Always seems to destroy things when i am not around for longer periods of time, if in half an hour to an hour interval she will be fine, sleep most of the time. Very licking how can i get her to stop that?
Hello, I would work on obedience while you have Lucy out for walks. That may take care of the issue because she'll be too busy focusing on you.The Turns Method here is excellent for training a dog to walk nicely and with purpose other than inciting barking: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel. As for the destroying things, I suggest crate training Lucy. I can speak from experience; some dogs feel anxious when left in a house alone. They feel more secure when in a den-like setting that provides a safe haven. You can either try a crate (excellent methods described here for helping a dog like a crate): https://wagwalking.com/training/like-a-crate. All of the methods are good but start with the Surprise Method and see how that goes. Alternatively, you can set up an exercise pen area with a bed and toys, which gives Lucy more space but still keeps her safe. When you leave, give Lucy a Kong to occupy her. Prepare the Kong the night before. Stuff the Kong with moistened kibble and a smear of dog-safe peanut butter (no xylitol as it is toxic to dogs!). Freeze the Kong and give it to Lucy when you place her in the crate or pen as you leave. It will occupy her and associate the time confined with something good. As for the licking, you'll have to tell her no, and you can try the Kisses Greeting Method here, too: https://wagwalking.com/training/not-lick. Good luck!
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I’ve tried to teach him obedience, how to behave and to potty on pads and outside but he always do the opposite
Hello Aaron, For inside potty training I suggest the Exercise Pen method: https://wagwalking.com/training/litter-box-train-a-chihuahua-puppy If you plan to teach pup to only go potty outside long term, I suggest either jumping straight into only outdoor potty training using the crate training method linked below, or setting up an exercise pen and using a disposable real grass pad in the pen inside when you are gone, and taking pup potty outside when you are home - but using the grass pad so that things are more consistent until pup is old enough to be crated the whole time you are away and only go potty outside. Crate Training method - for outside potty training: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-german-shepherd-puppy-to-poop-outside Check out the free PDF e-book after you get your puppy, that can be downloaded at the link below for general tips on raising and training a puppy. www.lifedogtraining.com/freedownloads www.wagwalking.com/training also has individual articles on teaching specific commands. Decide which commands pup needs to learn - such as Sit, Down, Come, name recognition, Place, ect... and read up on how to teach each command too. At this age, pup will have a limited attention span. Break training down into small steps, reward small progresses, have lots of small training sessions that are 30 minutes or less, instead of fewer longer ones, and try to be patient with pup, knowing that pup is not only learning individual commands but also learning how to have a longer attention span and learn things in general. Keep with it. Puppy classes are generally 6 weeks because that's how long it takes many puppies to learn certain things like Sit, Down, ect... Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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