I think she sounded like exactly what 14 week old puppies sound like. To expect her to be anything BUT what you describe would be nuts. Sending her away for training because she's acting like a puppy is overkill... I'm not a fan of sending dogs away for training, ESPECIALLY not puppies. Puppy training is good, necessary in fact, but 99% of it is teaching the OWNER. I also think that the sort of training young puppies need is learning manners and about the world, which they're not going to get in a kennel environment where they're handled an hour or so a day (which is how most of those operations work, though some make special accommodations for young pups). Puppies at that age need more guidance than obedience.
That being said, it's not going to HURT, so I wouldn't worry/fear too much. But, don't think that YOU did something wrong because your son's father has unrealistic expectations of a baby.
Be prepared: this sort of program is NOT going to completely curb the landsharking, etc. It may help with housetraining and some basic obedience and focus during training time. But teething and being mouthy is a months long phase, not an immediately correctable behavior. I hope they were realistic with you when you met with them. A 14 week old puppy is going to have a short attention span, be mouthy and pushy, and may not be 100% housebroken no matter how many ways you crack the egg.
Last edited by LoveEcho; 10-15-2013 at 06:38 PM.