Help! 7 week old land shark and house training!
People on here warned me about land snarking. I had no idea what it meant until last night when I looked it up because our 7 week old shepherd that we got last Friday starting getting very nippy and hyper starting yesterday! I just want to make sure we're doing this right because it's our first puppy! When he bites we're trying our best to distract him with toys instead but he's pretty relentless. He also has a puppy teething bone that will distract him for a few minutes. I don't want to crate him for bad behavior because we want his crate to be something positive for him (has gone the last two whole nights without crying at all!!!!). Is this the best way to handle biting puppies, distraction? And on house training... I know we've only had him for 5 whole days and I think he's semi catching on to outside is where the bathroom is. But when we catch him in the act we pick him up and take him out to finish if its not too late right away and reward him with a treat when he goes outside. Any other potty training tips? He's just soooo ADD and won't even take treats sometimes! We also started tonight of running him in the yard to try to drain that energy!
Chief- born 8/8/13