I'm trying to write a reference guide out right now to leave in the house for when I leave (suggested by Chance & Reno) - here's what I have so far, can you guys give your input on what I have written?
6:00AM – 12:00PM – 6:00PM - DO NOT feed before 12:00PM/6:00PM
□ He is a PUPPY this is his feeding schedule right now. When he is an ADULT getting fed twice a day he will eat when he wants.
□ NO HUMAN FOOD. NO WET FOOD. ONE TABLESPOON of PUREED CANNED PUMPKIN should be the ONLY “human food” he has, ONCE a day at DINNER.
□ Please keep note and do not ignore that Simba has gotten loose stool from the wet food. He is not comfortable in any way when going potty with this loose stool. Keep in mind your comfort levels when you’re going through the same situation and do not feed him wet food no matter what.
□ DO NOT TOLERATE BITING
□ DO NOT HIT, TAP, SLAP, OR SAY “NO,”
□ USE THE WORDS “BITING BAD,” ONLY In a stern voice. DO NOT repeat these words. DO NOT use any other words as he’ll get confused and not know which set of words to respond to the command. Use it ONCE, then follow the next step if he doesn’t listen.
□ If this doesn’t work, you must WALK AWAY from him for 10-15 seconds (count in your head if you have to.) – if he continues to bite thereafter, repeat this step. There’s no “Chances,” it’s a ONE TIME bite, and STEP AWAY motion.
□ If you choose to do so, you can also put him in the bathroom with the door shut for 10-15 seconds during his biting time out. NO MORE. NO LESS than 10-15 seconds. MORE = He’ll forget why he got the time out. LESS = He’ll think he’s the boss and can get away with crying to escape his punishment.
Simba - December 16th, 2011
Bingo - March 16th, 2004